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 regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children:

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of tennis at BLTC in a safe and inclusive environment
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating in tennis.

Any concerns please report to our welfare officers Trevor Mong (tel 07917 148 862) or Enda O'Regan (tel 07415 004013). Alternatively you can report any concerns to our shared and secured mailbox which is AND concerns can also be reported directly through the LTA Report a Concern page on

All concerns reported will be treated in the strictest confidence

If child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger though - it is a phone call straight to the police i.e. 999. 

Please click on the links below to access our full safeguarding policies:

BLTC Safeguarding Policy

BLTC Inclusion and Diversity Policy

BLTC changing room policy

BLTC whistleblowing policy

BLTC anti-bullying policy

BLTC online safety and communication policy

BLTC safe recruitment policy

BLTC photography and filming policy

Alternatively, a copy of the club’s full safeguarding policy is available from Trevor Mong (BLTC secretary) 

Bowerham Lawn Tennis Club acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.  

As part of our safeguarding policy Bowerham Lawn Tennis Club will:

  • promote and prioritise the safety and well-being of children and adults at risk
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and adults at risk
  • ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
  • ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
  • prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals
  • ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.


The club’s policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Bowerham Lawn Tennis Club. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed and may result in dismissal/exclusion from the club.


The club’s safeguarding policy will be reviewed every three years, or sooner in the following circumstances:

  • changes in legislation and/or government guidance
  • as required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board or LTA
  • as a result of any other significant change or event


The BLTC WELFARE COMMITTEE  (Sally Ferguson - Chairperson, Enda O'regan - Welfare Officer and Trevor Mong  - Welfare Officer)

23 JUL 2023

Staying Safe Online Guidance  - With social media growing exponentially, it is paramount young people keep themselves safe online and report any concerns. Our club is committed to this and we abide to the  LTA's staying safe online guidance which is available on