Bishopthorpe Tennis Club has a safeguarding policy, following guidelines from the LTA.

Please see our policy here which was reviewed at the end of 2021:




Bishopthorpe Tennis Club is committed to prioritising the well-being of all children and adults at risk, promoting safeguarding in our club at all times, including all programmes and events we run. This Policy strives to minimise risk, deliver a positive tennis experience for everyone and respond appropriately to all safeguarding concerns/disclosures.

Where there is a safeguarding concern/disclosure:


The individual who is told about, hears, or is made aware of the concern/disclosure is responsible for following the Reporting a Safeguarding Concern Procedure. Unless someone is in immediate danger, they should inform their club Welfare Officer (details on this website under Welfare Officer), LTA Safeguarding Team or National Safeguarding Lead.


The club Welfare Officer and Safeguarding Leads are responsible for reporting safeguarding concerns to the LTA Safe Safeguarding Team.


The LTA Safeguarding Team is responsible for assessing all safeguarding concern/disclosures that are reported to them and working with the club Welfare Officer and national Safeguarding Leads to follow up as appropriate on a case-by-case basis, prioritising the well-being of the child/ adult at risk at all times. Dependent on the concern/disclosure, a referral may be made to:

o   The police in an emergency (999)


o   Local Authority Children’s Services - City of York: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm 01904 551900. Out of Hours (incl weekends and bank holidays): 01609 780780


o   Local Authority Adult Services – City of York: Office hours 01904 555111, hearing impaired 07534 437804, Out of hours 01609 534527


o   Bishopthorpe Tennis Club Welfare Officer 01904 706410 (please see the Welfare Office Page on this website for more details)

o   Disclosure and Barring Service for concerns/disclosures about a member of staff, consultant, coach, official or volunteer Contact 03000 200190

Reporting A Concern Form
There are some forms available in the club house in the drawers or alternatively please go to the LTA website link below and click on the reporting a concern tab