Deal with a concern

What are you required to do?

What are you required to do?

The following points illustrate the processes to use when there are concerns about possible abuse of a child or young person. You may not need to follow every part of the process if the concern is resolved at an earlier stage.

If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police.

It's important to remember that the welfare of the child is of paramount concern. However, it is not up to you to decide whether or not a child has been abused, but to report concerns appropriately.

Support is available should you need it, through your governing body, statutory social care services and the NSPCC, as well as directly from the Child Protection in Sport Unit.

For further information, see our guidance on Putting safeguards in place.

If you have concerns about the welfare of a child

Is the child in immediate danger or are they injured?

  • if yes, contact the emergency services

Report the concern:

  • if you're affiliated to a national governing body, refer to their safeguarding procedures about who to report the concerns to
  • if your club or activity isn’t affiliated to a governing body, you can seek support from the active partnership (previously county sports partnership) or your local children’s social care (social services)
  • if there's no one else available to help, contact the police

Ensure you keep a record of your concern and how you reported it.

Case management

Case management

Case management refers to the process used by organisations – such as national governing bodies – to address safeguarding concerns.

A case refers to any safeguarding concern. It may have come from within sport and physical activity or away from it.

Organisations need to follow a case management process when dealing with these concerns in order to fulfil their responsibilities around duty of care.

Case management tool

Our case management tool looks at each element of an effective case management process to help organisations with their own process.

These elements include:

If you are unsure of the process in your club or organisation, speak to the safeguarding lead who should be able to give you this information, or contact your national governing body or active partnership.

If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police.

Who can support you?

Who can support you?

In addition to the CPSU, there are a number of organisations who can provide help and advice.

Helplines

NSPCC
Worried about a child? Advice and support whenever you need it.
Tel: 0808 800 5000 | Email: help@nspcc.org.uk  

Childline
A free and confidential helpline for children who have concerns.
Tel: 0800 1111

Child protection, safeguarding and government

Access Northern Ireland
Tel: 0300 200 7888 | Email: ani@accessni.gsi.gov.uk

Anti-bullying Alliance
Email: aba@ncb.org.uk

Children 1st - Scotland's National Children's Charity
Tel: 0131 446 2300 | Email: cfs@children1st.org.uk

Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP)
Tel: 0870 000 3344 

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Email: enquiries@dcms.gov.uk

Department for Education (DfE)
Tel: 0370 000 2288 | Contact form: gov.uk/contact-dfe

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Tel: 0300 0200 190 | Email: customerservices@dbs.gov.uk

Family Lives
Tel: 0808 800 2222 | Email: askus@familylives.org.uk

Home Office
Tel: 020 7035 4848 | Email: public.enquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk

Internet Watch Foundation
Tel: 012 2320 3030 | Contact form: iwf.org.uk/contact-us

Kidscape
Email: info@kidscape.org.uk

National Children's Bureau (NCB)
Tel: 020 7843 6000 | Email: enquiries@ncb.org.uk

Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People
Tel: 028 9031 1616 | Email: info@niccy.org

Parenting NI
Tel: 028 9031 0891 | Support line: 0808 801 0722

Women's Aid
Tel: 0808 200 0247 | Email: helpline@womensaid.org.uk

Sports organisations

Active Partnerships (Previously County Sports Partnerships)
Email: info@ActivePartnerships.org 
Local contacts: Your Active Partnership

Association for Physical Education (AfPE)
Tel: 0190 585 5584 | Email: enquiries@afpe.org.uk

Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)
Tel: 0343 836 0200 | Email: info@cimspa.co.uk

Sport England
Tel: 0345 8508 508 | Email: funding@sportengland.org

Sport Ireland Coaching
Tel: +353 1 860 8800 | Email: contactus@sportireland.ie

Sport Northern Ireland
Tel: 028 9038 1222 | Email: info@sportni.net

sportscotland
Tel: 0141 534 6500 | Email: sportscotland.enquiries@sportscotland.org.uk

Sport Wales
Tel: 0300 300 3123 | Email: info@sport.wales

Sport and Recreation Alliance
Tel: 020 7976 3900 | Email: info@sportandrecreation.org.uk

UK Coaching
Tel: 0113 274 4802 | Contact form: ukcoaching.org/help/contact-us

Youth Sport Trust (YST)
Tel: 01509 226600 | Email: info@youthsporttrust.org 

Contact your national governing body

National governing bodies (NGBs)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Due to the current situation with coronavirus, with some organisations furloughing staff, some of these contact details may be temporarily out-of-date. If you are struggling to contact your NGB, please contact us and we will try to help.

Introduction

Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland and Sport Wales have each developed guidance regarding which sports they recognise and how to apply to become a recognised sport. For further information, see the following pages:

Contact your sport's national governing body

This alphabetical list covers most sports in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Although it's updated regularly, details can change. If you notice anything that needs updating for an NGB, please contact us.

0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z 

0-9

2 & 4 Wheel Motorsports
Tel: 07872 441750 | Email: alan@2and4wheels.com

A

Activity Alliance (formerly EFDS)
Jannine Walker
Tel: 0161 200 5445 / 07725 273158 | Email: Jannine@activityalliance.org.uk

Angling Cymru
Helen Pearce, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Email: safeguarding@anglingcymru.org.uk

Angling Development Board
Richard Hadley, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07720 974811 | Email: richard.hadley@anglingtrust.net 
Darren Birch, Deputy Lead Safeguarding Officer
Email: darren.birch@anglingtrust.net

Archery GB
Anne Rook, Child Protection Officer
Tel: 01952 677888 | Email: anne.rook@archerygb.org

Association of NI Car Clubs
Ursula Mullan, Child Protection Lead
Email: ursula.mullan@btopenworld.com

Athletics Northern Ireland
Tel: 028 9060 2707 | Email: welfare@athleticsni.org

Auto-Cycle Union
Tel: 01788 566400 | Email: admin@acu.org.uk

B

Badminton England
Emma Gibson, Ethics and Compliance Manager
Tel: 01908 268430 | Email: emmagibson@badmintonengland.co.uk

Badminton Wales
Kelly Aston, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: 029 2033 4943 | Email: kelly.aston@badminton.wales

Baseball Softball UK
Mark Caress
Tel: 020 7453 7005 | Email: mark.caress@bsuk.com

Basketball England
Laura Middleton, Safeguarding and Compliance Manager
Tel: 0300 600 1170
Email: safeguardingbasketball@basketballengland.co.uk

Basketball Wales
Helen Pearce, Safeguarding Lead Officer
Tel: 07368 476147 | Email: safeguarding@basketball.wales

Boccia England
Kate Moss, Head of Development
Tel: 0115 967 8455 / 07809 374771 | Email: kmoss@bocciaengland.org.uk
George Bollands, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 0115 967 8455 / 07809 336321 | Email: gbollands@bocciaengland.org.uk

Bowls Development Alliance
Katherine Bates, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07340 170052 
Email: katherinebates@bowlsdevelopmentalliance.com

Bowls England
Alastair Hollis, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01296 720531 | Email: Alistair@bowlsengland.com

British Aerobatic Association
Email: chairman@aerobatics.org.uk

British Aikido Board
Geoff Aisbitt, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Email: geoffgalso@gmail.com

British American Football Association
Email: bafawelfare@gmail.com

British Balloon and Airship Club
Email: information@bbac.org

British Biathlon Union
Tel: 01874 730562 | Email: info@britishbiathlon.com

British Blind Sport
Tel: 01926 424247 | Email: info@britishblindsport.org.uk

British Bobsleigh Association
Tel: 01225 384343 | Email: enquiries@bobteamgb.org

British Boxing Board of Control
Tel: 029 2036 7000 | Email: admin@bbbofc.com

British Canoeing
Julie Bailey, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Email: julie.bailey@britishcanoeing.org.uk 
Nancy Squires, Head of Governance and Compliance
Email: nancy.squires@britishcanoeing.org.uk
 

British Caving Association
David Judson, Legal and Insurance Officer
Tel: 01298 873810 | Email: legal@british-caving.org.uk

British Council for Chinese Martial Arts
Tel: 024 7639 4642 | Email: enquiries@bccma.com

British Crown Green Bowling Association
Dave Collier, Welfare Officer
Tel: 01457 868225 / 07500 191420

British Cycling
Victoria Brown, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 0161 274 2000 | Email: victoriabrown@britishcycling.org.uk

British Dragon Boat Racing Association
Neil Pickles, Chairman
Email: neil.pickles@thebda.com

British Equestrian Federation
Helen Brown, Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 024 7669 8871 | Email: safeguarding@bef.co.uk

British Federation of Sand and Land Yacht Clubs

British Fencing Association
Liz Behnke, Equality and Safeguarding Manager
Tel: 07717 740125 | Email: equality@britishfencing.com

British Gliding Association
Tel: 0116 289 2956 | Email: office@gliding.co.uk

British Gymnastics
Mike Harrison MBE, Safeguarding and compliance manager
Tel: 0345 129 7129 Ext 2633

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association
Tel: 0116 289 4316 | Email: office@bhpa.co.uk

British Horse Racing Authority
Tel: 020 7152 0000 | Email: info@britishhorseracing.com
 

British Horse Society
Ellie Vajcovec
Email: cpleadofficer@bhs.org.uk

British Horse Society (Cymru / Wales)
Ellie Vajcovec
Email: cpleadofficer@bhs.org.uk

British Horseball Association
Mary Pettifor, Chairman and Health and Safety
Tel: 0115 966 4574 | Email: mary.pettifor1@btinternet.com

British Ice Skating
Tel: 0115 988 8060 | Email: safeguarding@iceskating.org.uk

British Isles Bowls Council
Email: bibcsecretary@aol.co.uk

British Isles Indoor Bowls Council
Tel: 01664 481900

British Judo Association
Keith Eldridge, Lead Officer
Tel: 01509 631670 | Email: keith.eldridge@britishjudo.org.uk
Marina Dain, Deputy lead officer 
Email: marina.dain@britishjudo.org.uk

British Ju-Jitsu Association National Governing Body
Tel: 07850 317553 | Email: chairman@bjjagb.com

British Kendo Association
Email: child.protection@kendo.org.uk

British Kitesports Association
Tel: 01305 813555 | Email: info@britishkitesports.org

British Microlight Aircraft Association
Tel: 01869 338888 | Email: general@bmaa.org
 

British Model Flying Association
Dave Phipps, CEO
Tel: 0116 244 0028 | Email: admin@bmfa.org

British Mountaineering Council
Nick Colton, Lead Child Protection Officer and Deputy CEO
Tel: 0161 438 3305 | Email: nick@thebmc.co.uk

British Orienteering
Peter Brooke, Operations Manager
Tel: 07540 150963 / 01629 583037 | Email: safeguarding@britishorienteering.org.uk
 

British Parachute Association
Tel: 0116 278 5271 | Email: skydive@bpa.org.uk

British Paralympic Association
Clare Cunningham, Athlete Services Manager
Tel: 07841 447869 | Email: info@paralympics.org.uk 
Holly Papps, Performance Services Officer
Email: info@paralympics.org.uk

British Roller Sports Federation
Tel: 056 0276 1690 / 020 8838 1171 | Email: ceo@brsf.co.uk

British Rowing
Tom Ramsell, Safeguarding Officer
Email: tom.ramsell@britishrowing.org

British Schoolboy Motorcycle Association
Tracy Wratten, Secretary
Tel: 0845 601 6251 | Email: tracy@tjsecretarial.co.uk

British Shooting
Liz Davidson, Safeguarding Lead Officers
Tel: 01628 488800 | Email: Liz.Davidson@britishshooting.org.uk
 

British Sombo Federation

British Sub-Aqua Club
Tel: 0151 350 6200 | Email: info@bsac.com

British Taekwondo
Rachel Smith, Safeguarding and Compliance Officer
Tel: 07568 503791 | Email: Safeguarding@britishtaekwondo.org 

British Taekwondo Council
Kevin Beddows, Child Protection Officer
Tel: 0151 424 9466 | Email: beddows64@btinternet.com

British Tenpin Bowling Association
Tel: 020 8478 1745 | Email: btba@btconnect.com

British Triathlon
Linda Haywood, Lead Child Protection Officer
Tel: 01509 226159 | Email: lindahaywood@britishtriathlon.org

British Waterski and Wakeboard
Alan Murray - Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01932 560 007 | Email: alan@bwsf.co.uk

British Weight Lifting
Sue Ward, Lead Child Protection Officer
Tel: 0113 224 9402 / 07834 520747 
Email: sue.ward@britishweightlifting.org

British Wheel of Yoga
Helen Smith, Lead Child Protection Officer
Tel: 01529 306851 | Email: cpandequity@bwy.org.uk

British Wheelchair Basketball
Emily Westwood, Lead Officer
Email: e.westwood@gbwba.org.uk

British Wheelchair Sports Foundation - Wheelpower
Tel: 01296 395995 | Email: info@wheelpower.org.uk

British Wrestling Association
Barry Poplin, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Email: bpollin@britishwrestling.org

C

Canoe Association of Northern Ireland
Stephen Craig, Safeguarding Officer
Email: safeguarding@cani.org.uk

Canoe Wales
Cath Sykes, Safeguarding Lead Officer
Tel: 07908 683984 | Email: cath.sykes@canoewales.com

Cerebral Palsy Sport
Tel: 0115 925 7027

Clay Pigeon Shooting Association
Tel: 01483 485400 | Email: info@cpsa.co.uk
 

Cricket Ireland
Eimear Hubble, Safeguarding Officer 
Email: Eimear.Hubble@cricketireland.ie 

Cricket Wales
Ieuan Watkins, Child Welfare Director
Tel: 07971 007431 | Email: ieuan.watkins@cricketwales.org.uk

Croquet Association
Tel: 01242 242318 | Email: caoffice@croquet.org.uk

Cycling Ireland
Donal Gillespie, Safeguarding Officer
Email: safeguarding@cyclingireland.ie

D

Disability Sport Wales
Tel: 029 2033 4919 | Email: welfare@disabilitysportwales.com

Disability Sports NI
Elaine Reid Safeguarding Officer
Email: ereid@dsni.co.uk

E

England Athletics
Emma Davenport, Head of clubs and participation
Tel: 07967 317341 | Email: edavenport@englandathletics.org

England and Wales Cricket Board
Sara Niblick, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 020 7432 1200 / 07818 536108 | Email: sara.niblock@ecb.co.uk

England Boxing
Gordon Valentine, National Compliance Officer
Tel: 07590 600001 | Email: gordon.valentine@englandboxing.org

England Golf (partnership with PGA, Wales Golf and Golf Foundation)
Brendan Tonks, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01526 351824 | Email: safeguarding@englandgolf.org
 

England Handball
John Pearce, Lead Officer
Tel: 01925 246482 | Email: John.pearce@englandhandball.com

England Hockey
Alison Hogg, Ethics and Welfare Manager
Tel: 01628 897500 | Email: alison.hogg@englandhockey.co.uk

England Korfball
Email: secretary@englandkorfball.co.uk

England Lacrosse
Karen Hughes, Human Resources Manager / Lead Child Protection Officer
Tel: 0161 277 3626 | Email: safeguarding@englandlacrosse.co.uk 

England Netball
Julia Crone, Compliance Manager
Email: julia.crone@englandnetball.co.uk 

England Squash
Chris Peach, Lead Officer and National Education and Pathways Manager
Tel: 020 7432 1223 | Email: Chris.Peach@englandsquash.com
Mark Williams, Lead Officer and Director of Partnerships and Programmes
Tel: 07747 467873 | Email: mark.williams@englandsquash.com

English Association of Snooker and BilliardsEnglish Amateur Dancesport Association
Albert Heaney, Child Protection Lead
Tel: 0808 129 4040 | Email: childprotection@eada.org.uk

English Bowling Federation and Women's Bowling Federation

English Curling Association

English Folk Dance and Song Society
Tel: 020 7485 2206 | Email: info@efdss.org

English Ice Hockey Association
Charles Dacres, Child Protection Lead
Tel: 07850 471284 | Email: charles.dacres@bradford.gov.uk

English Indoor Bowling Association
Tel: 01664 481900 | Email: enquiries@eiba.co.uk

English Petanque Association

English Short Mat Bowls Association
Lynn Dean
Email:  lynn.dean4@btinternet.com

Eton Fives Association

Exercise, Move, Dance UK
Shelley Meyern, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Email: Shelley@emduk.org
Chloe Greer, Deputy Safeguarding Officer
Email: chloeg@emduk.org
Yvonne Eastoe, Deputy Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01403 266000 | Email: yvonne@emduk.org

F

Federation of Artistic Roller Skating
Michelle Starns, CPU Lead Officer
Tel: 01635 877322 | Email: office@fars.co.uk

The Fitness League
Tel: 01403 266000 | Email: info@thefitnessleague.com

Football Association
The FA Safeguarding Team
Email: safeguarding@thefa.com

Football Association of Wales
Sian Jones, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Email: safeguarding@faw.co.uk

G

Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA)
Shane McCann, Safeguarding lead
Tel: 079 2052 8793 | Email: Shane.mccann.ulster@gaa.ie

GB Snowsport
Sarah Torkington-Halsted, Lead Welfare Officer
Tel: 07980 675742 | Email: Sarah.Torkington-Halstead@gbsnowsport.com

Goalball UK
Steve Cox, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01142 335670 | Email: steve.cox@goalballuk.com 

Golf Foundation (partnership with England Golf, PGA and Wales Golf)
Martin Crowder, Head of Development 
Tel: 07766 208195 | Email: martin@golf-foundation.org

Golf Ireland
Fiona Power, Safeguarding Lead Officer
Tel: +353 15 054272 | Email: fionapower@golfireland.ie

Great British Wheelchair Rugby
Gill Camina, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Email: safeguarding@gbwr.org.uk

Gymnastics Ireland
Dermont Howlin, Child Protection Lead
Email: dermot@gymnasticsireland.com

Gymnastics Northern Ireland
Helen Murphy, Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07860 844160 | Email: helen.murphy@british-gymnastics.org

H

Hockey Wales
Hannah Bevan, Head of Development
Tel: 029 2033 4991 | Email: hannah.bevan@hockeywales.org.uk

Horse Sport Ireland
Paul Hayes National Safeguarding Officer
Tel: +353 45 854524 | Email: phayes@horsesportireland.ie

Hovercraft Club of Great Britain
Email: info@hovercraft.org.uk

Hurlingham Polo Association
Tel: 01367 242828 | Email: enquiries@hpa-polo.co.uk

I

Ice Hockey UK
Tel: 029 2026 3441

Irish Athletic Boxing Association
David Lynch, Child Protection Lead
Email: declan@iaba.ie

Irish Bowling Association
Chris Mulholland
Tel: 07733 111052 | Email: chrismulholland@irishbowlsfederation.co.uk

Irish Football Association
Kevin Doyle, Child Welfare Officer
Tel: 028 9066 9458 | Email: kevin.doyle@irishfa.com

Irish Indoor Bowling Association
David Hunter, Hon Secretary
Tel: 028 9048 3536

Irish Rugby Football Union (Ulster)
Kerry Spence, Child Welfare Officer
Tel: 028 9049 3111 | Email: kerry.spence@ulsterrugby.com

K

Keep Fit Association
Tel: 01403 266000 | Email: kfa@emdp.org

L

The Laban Guild
Email: secretary@labanguild.org.uk

Lawn Tennis Association
David Humphrey, Head of Safeguarding
Email: david.humphrey@lta.org.uk

Light Aircraft Association
Tel: 01280 846786 | Email: office@laa.uk.com

Long Distance Walkers Association
Email: Secretary@ldwa.org.uk

M

Margaret Morris Movement
Ruth Jeayes, Child Protection Lead
Tel: 020 8699 2376 

Medau Movement
Tel: 01403 266000 | Email: medau@emdp.org

Motor Sports Association
Tel: 01753 765000

Mountaineering Ireland
Gerry Gorman, Safeguarding Lead
Email: safeguarding@mountaineering.ie

N

National Rifle Association
Tel: 01483 797777 | Email: info@nra.org.uk

National Small-bore Rifle Association
Tel: 01773 744201 

Netball Northern Ireland
Karen Rollo, Child Protection Lead
Tel: 028 9073 6320 / 07738 947389  
Email: executivemanager@netballni.org

Northern Ireland Archery Society
Marc Scott, Children's Officer
Email: chairman@archeryni.org.uk

Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council
Conal Heatley, Child Protection Lead
Tel: 028 9038 3815 / 07787 414776 | Email: conalheatley@nicgc.org

Northern Ireland Fencing
Dr Kathryn Gillespie
Email: kgillespie05@qub.ac.uk

Northern Ireland Judo Federation
Russell Brown, Child Protection Lead
Tel: 07751 748971 | Email: safeguarding@nijudo.com
  

Northern Ireland Ju-Jitsu Association
David Toney, Health and Safety Officer
Tel: 028 2565 1502 | Email: davidtoney@me.com

Northern Ireland Orienteering Association

P

Parkour UK
Kasturi Tochia, Lead Officer
Tel: 07908 687599 | Email: kasturi.torchia@parkour.uk

Pentathlon GB
Richard Cox, Child Protection Lead
Tel: 07985 854393 | Email: richard.cox@zen.co.uk

Professional Golfers' Association (partner in England Golf)
Andy Wright, Head of Governance
Tel: 07799 111873 | Email: andy.wright@pga.org.uk

R

Ramblers Association
Tel: 020 7339 8500 | Email: ramblers@ramblers.org.uk

Rounders England
Sian Barnett, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 0114 248 0357 | Email: sian.barnett@roundersengland.co.uk

Rowing Ireland Ulster Branch
Brenda Ewing, Child Protection Officer
Tel: 028 9084 9499 | Email: brendaewing@yahoo.co.uk

The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom
Tel: 0116 244 0182 | Email: secretary@royalaeroclub.org

The Royal Life Saving Society UK
Adrian Lole, Director of Develpment
Tel: 01789 773994 | Email: lifesavers@rlss.org.uk

Royal Yachting Association
Katie Loucaides, Safeguarding & Equality Manager
Email: katie.loucaides@rya.org.uk
Andrea Gates, Safeguarding Officer
Email: andrea.gates@rya.org.uk

Royal Yachting Assocation NI
Paul Bunting, Designated Safeguarding Children's Officer
Tel: 028 9038 3812 | Email: dsco.ryani@gmail.com

Rugby Fives Association

Rugby Football League
Kerry Simmons, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07595 520610 | Email: Kerry.Simmons@rfl.co.uk

Rugby Football Union
Kath Bennett, Safeguarding Case Manager
Tel: 020 8831 7479 | Email: kathbennett@rfu.com 
Viv Rimmer, Head of Safeguarding
Tel: 020 8831 7832 | Email: vivienrimmer@rfu.com
Richard Drake, Case Officer
Email: richarddrake@rfu.com

S

Snowsport Cymru / Wales
Georgina Kellen, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 029 2056 1904 | Email: safeguarding@snowsportwales.net

Snowsport England
Bridget Owen, Safeguarding Lead
Tel: 01509 232323  / 07807 026247| Email: welfare@snowsportengland.org.uk

Special Olympics Ulster
Shaun Cassidy 
Email: shaun.cassidy@specialolympics.ie

Sport Ireland
Helen McHugh , Safeguarding lead
Email: hmchugh@sportireland.ie

Squash Wales
Roy Gingell, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 029 2033 4910 | Email: roy.gingell@squash.wales

Streetgames
John Downes, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07976830659 | EmaIl: john.downes@streetgames.org

Stoolball England

Surf Life Saving Great Britain
Jan Reid, National Safeguarding Manager
Tel: 01392 369111 | Email: safeguarding@slsgb.org.uk

Surf Lifesaving Association of Wales
Julie Wisden, Lead Officer Child Protection
Tel: 01656 645291 | Email: julie.wisden@sky.com

Swim England
Joanne Garey, National Child Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01509 640252
Email: joanne.garey@swimming.org

Swim Ulster / Swim Ireland
Kate Hills, Child Protection Lead
Email: children@swimireland.ie

Swim Wales
Zita Cameron, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01792 513641 | Email: Zita.cameron@swimming.org

T

Table Tennis Association of Wales
Tel: 07389 068315 | Email: safeguarding@tabletennis.wales

Table Tennis England
Judy Rogers, National Equity and Child Protection Officer
Tel: 07507 860034 | Email: judy.rogers@tabletennisengland.co.uk 
Joanne Keay-Blyth, Deputy Lead Safegaurding Officer
Email: joanna.keay-blyth@tabletennisengland.co.uk
 

Taekwondo Association of NI
Dr Caroline Askew, Child Protection and Equity Officer
Tel: 07729 977972

Tennis and Rackets Association
Barry Aitken, Child Protection Officer
Tel: 01980 610836 | Email: office@tennisandrackets.com

Tennis Wales
Mark Vaughan, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07958 202952 | Email: mark.vaughan@tenniswales.org.uk

Triathlon Ireland
Niamh O'Gorman, National Children's Officer
Email: niamh@triathlonireland.com

Tug of War Association
Martin Mulcahy, Child Portection Officer
Tel: 01279 410140 | Email: mhmulcahy@btinternet.com

U

UK Athletics
Angus MacDonald, Acting LO UKA and Welfare Officer for Scottish Athletics
Tel: 07983081122 | Email: safeguarding@uka.org.uk

Jane Fylan, UKA Compliance & Welfare Deputy and Duty of Care - Lead
Tel: 0121 713 8450 (option 3) / 07803 671 975 | Email: safeguarding@uka.org.uk

UK Deaf Sport
Tel: 07850 796241 | Email: leed@ukds.org.uk

Ulster Branch Badminton Union of Ireland
Beverley Ringland, Child Protection Lead
Email: beverleyringland@ulsterbadminton.com

Ulster Branch Irish Table Tennis Association
Adrian Brown, Child Protection Lead
Email: aidyvbrown@gmail.com

Ulster Branch Tennis Ireland
Stephen Girvin, Safeguarding lead
Email: developmentmanager@ulstertennis.co.uk

Ulster Camogie
Kathleen Bradley, Designated Liaison Officer
Tel: 07912 687375 / 028 3751 7180 
Email: childrensofficer.ulster@Camogie.ie
 

Ulster Hockey
Hilary Reid, Children's Officer
Tel: 028 9076 3767 | Email: hilaryreid@talktalk.net

Ulster Rifle Association
Hazel Mackintosh, Child Protection Lead
Email: hmackintosh762@btinternet.com

Ulster Rugby
Kerry Spence, Child Welfare Officer
Tel: 028 9049 3111 | Email:  kerry.spence@ulsterrugby.com

Ulster Squash
Stuart Gowdy, Child Protection Lead
Tel:028 3266 8246 | Email: stuartgowdy@yahoo.co.uk
 

United Kingdom Tang Soo Do Federation
Tel: 01582 402248

V

Volleyball England
Rob Payne, Young People Manager
Tel: 01509 227738 | Email: safeguarding@volleyballengland.org
Fiona Sweetman, Deputy Lead Officer
Email: f.sweetman@volleyballengland.org

W

Wales Golf 
Sian Simmons, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01633 436040 | Email: sian.simmons@walesgolf.org 

Wales Rugby League
Mark Jones, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07886 654933 | Email: mark.jones@walesrugbyleague.co.uk

Welsh Athletics
Steve Jones, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07792 242153 | Email: safeguardingandwelfare@welshathletics.org

Welsh Boxing
Tel: 029 2033 4929 | Email: info@welshboxing.org

Welsh Cycling
Alistair Waldron, Child Protection Lead Officer
Tel: 01633 283979 | Email: alistair.waldron@welshcycling.co.uk

Welsh Gymnastics Association
Carys Kizito, Lead Officer for Child Protection
Tel: 029 2033 4960 | Email: office@welshgymnastics.org

Welsh Judo Association
Sam Atkinson, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07513 417685 | Email: safeguarding@welshjudo.com

Welsh Karate Governing Body
Roger Williams, President
Tel: 0844 288 6116 | Email: roger@welshkarate.org.uk

Welsh Netball
Tel: 029 2033 4949 | Email: welshnetball@welshnetball.com

Welsh Rugby Union
Clive Chard, Safeguarding Manager
Tel: 029 2082 2330 | Email: cchard@wru.wales

Welsh Triathlon
Amy Jenner, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 0300 300 3128 | Email: welfare@welshtriathlon.org

Welsh Wrestling Association
Ian Wigget, Vice Chair
Email: wiggett.ie@gmail.com

Y

Yoga Fellowship of Northern Ireland
Margaret O'Neill, Chairperson
Tel: 028 7963 3481 | Email: margyoga@yahoo.co.uk

Contact your active partnership

Active partnerships (formerly CSPs)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

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Introduction

There are 43 active partnerships across England (formerly known as county sports partnerships), which work collaboratively with local partners to increase participation in sport and physical activity. For further information, see the Active Partnerships website.

This alphabetical list covers active partnerships in England. Although it's updated regularly, details can change. If you notice anything that needs updating for an active partnership, please contact us.

Active partnerships by region

Eastern | East Midlands | London | North East | North West | South East | South West | West Midlands | Yorkshire

Eastern

Team Beds and Luton
Clare Fitzboydon
Tel: 07949 268 935 | Email: clare@teambedsandluton.co.uk

Living Sport - Cambridge and Peterborough
Alison Lyons, Head of Partnerships
Tel: 01487 841559 ext. 3023 | Email: alison.lyons@livingsport.co.uk 
Simon Fairhall - Chief Executive
Tel: 07767 390516 | Email: Simon.fairhall@livingsport.co.uk

Active Essex
Jim Messenger - Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01245 702490 | Email: james.messenger@activeessex.org
Hollie Wood - Assistant Relationship Manger
Tel: 07738 885121 | Email: Hollie.Wood@essex.gov.uk

Hertfordshire Sports Partnership
Thomas Horey
Email: t.horey@herts.ac.uk    

Active Norfolk
Ellen Vanlint - Lead Officer
Tel: 01603 731566 | Email: ellen.vanlint@activenorfolk.org

Active Suffolk
James Payne - Sports Development Officer
Tel: 01379 444773 / 07775 816875
Email: james.payne@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

East Midlands

Active Partners Trust
Margaret Blount - Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07786 660690  Email: margaret.blount@Activepartnerstrust.org.uk

Leicestershire and Rutland Sport
Noel Haines - Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01509 564859 / 07775 025168 | Email: n.haines@lrsport.org

Active Lincolnshire
Lynsey Norris - Senior Project Lead
Tel: 01522 730325 | Email: lynsey.norris@activelincolnshire.com

Northamptonshire Sport
Martin Barnwell - Business Manager
Tel: 01604 366976 | Email: mbarnwell@northamptonshire.gov.uk

London

London Sport
David Gentles - Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 020 8726 6000 (ext 60838) / 07988 493351 
Email: David.Gentles@londonsport.org
Lawrence Roots - Deputy Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07920 870842 | Email: lawrence.roots@londonsport.org

North East

County Durham Sport
Becks Lippe - Assistant Director
Tel: 0191 307 7117 | Email: becks.lippe@countydurhamsport.com

Tees Valley Sport
Catherine Woods - Safeguarding Lead Officer
Tel: 01642 342287 | Email: C.Woods@tees.ac.uk

Rise
(formerly Active Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Sport)
David Marrin - Lead safeguarding Officer (for children, young people and adults at risk)
Tel: 07791 931 922 | Email: david.marrin@wearerise.co.uk

Gail Ballance and Claire Lee - Deputy Safeguarding Officers (for children and young people)
Tel: 07966 324 405 / 07794 312 745 | Email: gail.ballance@wearerise.co.uk and claire.lee@wearerise.co.uk

North West

Active Cheshire
Amber Lomax
Tel: 01606 330212 | Email: amber.lomax@activecheshire.org
Roger Elliott
Tel: 01606 330212 | Email: roger.elliott@activecheshire.org

Active Cumbria
Richard Johnson - Senior Manager Operations
Tel: 07973 811204 

Lancashire Sport Partnership
Jayne Wilson - Coach Development Manager / Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07735 079778 | Email: jwilson@lancashiresport.org.uk

Greater Sport - Manchester
Alex Bielecki - Child Protection Officer
Tel: 0161 223 1002 | Email: alexb@greatersport.co.uk

Merseyside Sports Partnership
Andrew Wileman - Development Manager
Tel: 0151 427 3874 | Email: a.wileman@merseysidesport.com

South East

Get Berkshire Active
James Craggs - Children and Young People Education Manager
Tel: 01628 472851 | Email: james.craggs@getberkshireactive.org

LEAP - Bucks and Milton Keynes
Mark Stokes - Children and Young People Development Manager
Tel: 01296 585204 | Email: mstokes@leapwithus.org.uk

Energise Me (Hampshire and IOW)
Sophie Burton - Sports Development Manager
Tel: 01962 845020 | Email: sophie.burton@hants.gov.uk

Kent Sport
Bianca Logronio - Workforce Development Officer
Tel: 03000 412044 | Email: bianca.logronio@kent.gov.uk

Active Oxfordshire
Josh Lenthall - Lead Officer
Tel: 01865 252621 | Email: joshlenthall@activeoxfordshire.org

Active Surrey
Lawrie Baker - Community Sports Development Manager (Safeguarding Lead)
Tel: 07791 383733 | Email: lawrie.baker@surreycc.gov.uk

Active Sussex
Nick Chellel - Strategic Workforce Officer (Safeguarding Lead)
Tel: 07766 894494 | Email: nchellel@activesussex.org
Gemma Finlay-Gray - Strategic Relationship Manager (Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
Tel: 01273 644154 | Email: gfinlay-gray@activesussex.org

South West

Wesport (Bristol, Bath and surroundings)
Melonie Gregory - Core Development Manager
Tel: 01454 868158 | Email: melonie.gregory@wesport.org.uk

Cornwall Sports Partnership
Tim Marrion - Partnership Manager
Tel: 01872 323344 | Email: tmarrion@cornwall.gov.uk

Active Devon
Aaron Harverson - Projects Manager
Email: aaron.harverson@activedevon.org

Active Dorset
Clive Nelson - Deputy Designated Officer
Tel: 01202 458889 | Email: cnelson@activedorset.org

Active Gloucestershire
Tom Hall - Head of Education
Tel: 01242 246136 | Email: tomhall@activegloucestershire.org

Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP)
Jane Knowles - Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01823 653990 | Email: Jknowles:sasp.co.uk

Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP)
Steve Boocock - Chief Executive
Tel: 01380 725111 | Email: steve@wiltssport.org

West Midlands

Sport Birmingham
Tom McIntosh - Sport Development Manager
Tel: 0121 296 5190 | Email: tom.mcintosh@sportbirmingham.org

Active Black Country
Tim Aldred - Development Officer
Tel: 01384 471135 | Email: tim_aldred@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk

Think Active (Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire)
Luke Freer - Partnership Manager
Tel: 01926 888500 | Email: Luke.Freer@coventry.gov.uk

Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Lorea Sarobe
Tel: 01905 542031 | Email: l.sarobe@worc.ac.uk

Energize Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
Harry Cade - Lead Officer
Tel: 01743 453498 | Email: Harry.cade@energizestw.org.uk

Together Active
Lijana Kaziow
Tel: 07889 594823 | Email: lijanakaziow@togetheractive.org

Yorkshire

Active Humber
Kerry Conner - Lead Welfare Officer
Tel: 01482 244344 / 07860 954337 | Email: kconner@activehumber.co.uk

North Yorkshire Sport
Damien Smith - Head of Development
Tel: 01423 813031 | Email: damien@northyorkshiresport.co.uk 

Yorkshire Sport Foundation
Gillian Brown - Development Manager
Tel: 0330 202 0280 | Email: gillian.brown@yorkshiresport.org