Goring Tennis Club acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk. The club is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and LTA requirements.

The club’s safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children and adults at risk are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that everyone has a positive and enjoyable experience of tennis at Goring Tennis Club in a safe and inclusive environment.

The Club Safeguarding policy summary is as follows:

GTC Safeguarding Policy Statement Summary

Detailed Club and LTA Safeguarding documents can be found below.


Safeguarding Documents

GTC Safeguarding Full Policy

GTC Safeguarding concern flowchart

GTC Diversity and Inclusion Policy

GTC Whistleblowing Policy

GTC Complaints and Appeals Policy

GTC Code of Conduct

LTA Safeguarding information for parents

LTA Register a Concern


Safeguarding at Events

Children and Adults at Risk have a right to enjoy tennis and events, activities and competitions which should be planned and provided with an emphasis on the importance of child safety and well-being.  Organisers have a responsibility to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the tennis environment is as safe as possible.

The following policy, adopted from the LTA, details the requirements and expectations of the club in relation to providing tennis activities, camps, and competitions at Goring Tennis Club.

Safeguarding at events activities and competitions

All children participating in such events should have an understanding of the Code of Conduct for Children; we therefore kindly request that parents and guardians of children read and discuss this with their children before participating.

Codes of Conduct for Children participating in Events, Activities and Competitions