If you think someone is in immediate danger call 999
Here are some other contacts that can help with Safeguarding concerns and advice.
Club Welfare Officer
If you have a concern your first port of call is your Club Welfare Officer. Their contact details should be on the Club Noticeboard and should have been circulated in Club communications
Mat Hulbert is the Lead Welfare Officer for Tennis Scotland. He works closely with the Safeguarding team that LTA and with Children 1St – Safeguarding in Sport and meets regularly with Lead Officers from other Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport. If you have any concerns or need advice please feel free to contact Mat on 0131 444 1984 – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawn Tennis Association
The LTA in London have a dedicated well-staffed department dealing with Safeguarding and Welfare issues across Great Britain. The LTA website has many downloadable resources to help Clubs make Safeguarding a priority within Clubs. Click here for the LTA Safe and Inclusive page
If you have any concerns, or wish to report anything, you can call the British Tennis Services team on: 020 8487 7000 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or email the Safe and Inclusive Tennis team: email@example.com.
If you wish to speak to someone outside of office hours, you can call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or if someone is in immediate danger, call the police (999).
Scottish Local Authority Child Protection contacts
Through the Scottish Government website you can access a page called “With Scotland” by entering your postcode it will give you contact details for your local authority Child Protection department.
Citizens Advice Bureau - Advice for Scotland
The CAB website has alot of information with links to organisations for Children & Young People and Parents - click here to go to their website.
Children 1st – Safeguarding in Sport
Tennis Scotland works very closely with Children 1st they have an excellent website full of advice and resources – they can be contacted on 0141 419 1156
respectme, Scotland’s anti-bullying service, was launched in March 2007. The service is fully funded by the Scottish Government and is managed by SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) in partnership with LGBT Youth Scotland. Their website contains a lot of valuable information and resources - https://respectme.org.uk/about/
The internet is a fantastic place for us all to learn, create and have fun, but they may occasionally give rise to a variety of sometimes challenging issues. These might include cyberbullying, pressure to take part in sexting, encouragement to self-harm, viewing pornography, along with various others. But there are positive things you can do to equip yourself and your child, and support them in resolving any issue they may face. There are many resources on the web to help you negotiate you way through this subject – here are a few sites.
UK Safer Internet centre - https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/ provides excellent checklists on the more common social media platforms
Child Exploitation and Online Protection - https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Thinkuknow - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
South West Grid for Learning - https://swgfl.org.uk/