Safeguarding

We strive to ensure that all children, young people and adults at risk are safeguarded from abuse and have an enjoyable tennis experience.

Everyone who is involved in tennis has a shared responsibility to support this by promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk.

More information on the LTA’s Safeguarding Strategy, how to report a concern, FAQ’s and Resources can be found on the LTA website

Dorset Tennis’ County Safeguarding Officer, Ann Lunn, is available to offer advice and guidance.  Ann can be contacted on 01202 555902.

Stuart Parsons, the South West Regional Safeguarding Officer can also be contacted by e-mail, stuart.parsons@lta.org.uk or mobile, 07872 046295.

HOWEVER,

if you have a concern or need to report anything, you can call:

  • the LTA on: 020 8487 7000 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) or
  • email the Safeguarding Team at safeguarding@lta.org.uk.

Outside of office hours then please call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.

Or, if someone is in immediate danger, call the police (999).

Please remember at all times, that doing nothing is NOT an option: report all concerns and disclosures as soon as possible.

LTA Venue Registration

From 1 October 2018, all LTA Registered Venues will be required to meet five standards as part of their LTA Venue Registration.

The standards will help ensure that all LTA Registered Venues have health and safety, safeguarding and diversity and inclusion embedded into their practices and provide a safe and inclusive environment for children and adults.  For more information on the five standards, please visit the LTA website.

One of the standards is for every venue to have a Welfare Officer who has attended the necessary training.  For more information on training required, please click here