British Tennis Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Including Code of Conduct and Reporting Procedure

Meopham LTC

November 2018








Andrew Candler

Chairman, Meopham LTC




Welfare Officers:

Helena Gula 07773 053819 email Helena.gula@btinternet.com

Rob Slater 07791 223463 email slaters.gravesend@blueyonder.co.uk


Next Review Date: November 2020



Concern Reporting Procedure


Anyone who has concerns that they or someone else is being discriminated against or has been a victim of discriminatory language or behaviour should:




Listen carefully to what the person is telling you. Do not interrupt; keep questions to a minimum; do not promise to keep the information secret




Is someone in immediate danger?


Call the police (999)







Talk to the club’s Welfare Officer in confidence (Helena Gula 07773 053819 email Helena.gula@btinternet.com or Rob Slater 07791 223463 email slaters.gravesend@blueyonder.co.uk); Talk to the LTA Safeguarding Team * (020 8487 7000) as soon as possible [Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm]. If the Safeguarding Team is unavailable and you want advice before the next working day, call the NSPCC (0808 800 5000) or Parent Line Scotland (0800 028 2233) if your concerns is about a child.

If your concern us about an adult ask them for details of your Local Authority Adult Social Care Services.


Hate crime can alternatively be reported through True Vision at www.report-it.org.uk






Write an objective account of your concerns immediately using the Reporting a Concern Form found on the safeguarding page. Send it to the Safeguarding Team within 48 hours of the concern/disclosure (safeguarding@lta.org.uk)


Handling a concern/disclosure can be emotionally difficult. If you would like to talk to someone after making a concern/disclosure, contact the LTA Safeguarding Team by phone 020 8487 7000 or email  safeguarding@lta.org.uk


Tennis Wales Safeguarding Lead (029 2046 3335)

Tennis Scotland Safeguarding Lead (0131 444 4154).


(See appendix C for more details on what to do if a disclosure from a child or adult at risk is made to you)

Diversity and Inclusion in Meopham LTC


This Policy sets out our commitment and includes our Safe and Inclusive Standards, Code of Conduct (page 8) and Reporting Procedure (page 2) and it supports our overall aims for diversity and inclusion that are to ensure that:


  • Tennis is diverse and inclusive
  • Diversity and inclusion are embedded in our club’s culture and our behaviours
  • We create a culture where inclusive leadership thrives
  • We take a proactive approach using positive action to ensure that communities and individuals are valued and able to achieve their full potential.


To achieve these aims we believe that everyone involved in Tennis has a vital role to play in promoting diversity and inclusion and we ask everyone to become Safe and Inclusive Tennis Champions – proactively promoting Safe and Inclusive tennis and taking action against all forms of discrimination.


We are proud to have a Diversity and Inclusion Policy that demonstrates our commitment to making tennis diverse and inclusive. The commitment to Diversity and Inclusion is upheld by all - Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Tennis Scotland, Tennis Wales and the Tennis Foundation.


These commitments are fully supported by the Meopham LTC Committee.


Together we can make a positive difference to people from different backgrounds to participate in Tennis at our club.


Thank you.