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

Please see our policy here:BTC Safeguarding 060519.pdf

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, 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 07867866463

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