Deal with a concern

Deal with a concern
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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 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
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Case management – taking action

Sports organisations need to have in place clear and robust systems to receive and respond to reported concerns (abuse or poor practice) about the welfare of children and young people. 

These should include contact with statutory agencies (police and children's social care or social services) when abuse or other criminal behaviour is suspected or alleged.

In England, procedures should also include referral to the Designated Officer (previously known as a LADO) when concerns involve someone in a position of trust.

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

Managing concerns

The following table will support your organisation in managing concerns and understanding the role of statutory agencies (the police and children’s social care or social services) when the concerns mean that their involvement is required.

Most cases will be managed at the first stage and will not require a referral to other agencies. However, it's important to ensure that you have robust procedures that keep children at their heart, and know when and how to report concerns externally. 

  Sports organisation Statutory services
Initial concern
received

Organisational procedures followed:

Poor practice: internal disciplinary process initiated.

Possible abuse: everything that follows in this table below.

Designated Officer (previously LADO) involvement if concerns relate to someone in a position of trust.

Decision about
action

Referral or consultation with the police/social care.

Case Management Group discussion: agree immediate action (e.g. temporary suspension) in consultation with statutory agencies and Designated Officer (Previously LADO).

1. Info Gathering

2. Investigation

3. Assessment

Designated Officer (previously LADO) involvement if concerns relate to someone in a position of trust.

Action planning with
other agencies
Multi agency strategy meeting
Further enquiries/
investigations

Internal investigations/assessment undertaken in consultation with, or at conclusion of investigation by, statutory agencies.

Complex risk assessment.

Follow up assessment/actions.
Outcome of investigations/
actions

Disciplinary proceedings.

DBS referral.

Child protection conference (multi agency).

Criminal proceedings.

Appeal

Appeal procedures.

External referral.

Statutory appeal procedures.



Case management model

Sports organisations need to have in place policies and guidance that cover all aspects of the case management process:

  • prevention
  • reporting concerns
  • responding to referred concerns
  • case management groups
  • statutory agency roles and responsibilities
  • involvement of children
  • the internal sports investigation
  • risk assessment
  • disciplinary process and appeals
  • risk management

We have developed the case management model tool, along with other case management resourcesto help you complete this process.

Related documents

Who can support you?
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Who can support you?

In addition to the CPSU, there are a number of organisations and resources to which you can turn for help and advice.

Helplines

NSPCC
Worried about a child? Advice and support whenever you need it.
Call 0808 800 5000

ChildLine
A free and confidential helpline for children who have concerns.
Call 0800 1111

Child protection, safeguarding and government

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

Anti-bullying Alliance
Tel: 020 7843 1901 | Email: aba@ncb.org.uk

Bullying UK
Tel: 0808 800 2222 | Email: help@bullying.co.uk

Children 1st (Scotland)
Tel: 0131 446 2300 | Email: info@children1st.org.uk

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

Contact Youth Counselling - Northern Ireland
Tel: 028 9074 4499 | Email: info@conatctyouth.org 

County Sports Partnerships Network (CSP Network)
CSP Network contacts

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Tel: 020 7211 6000 | Email: enquiries@culture.gov.uk

Department for Education (DfE)
Tel: 0370 000 2288

Disclosure and Barring Service (formally Criminal Records Bureau)
Tel: 0870 909 0811

Family Lives
Tel: 0808 800 2222

Home Office
For useful contact information for government services, visit their Contact us page.

Internet Watch Foundation
Tel: 01223 237700 | Email: information@iwf.org.uk

Kidscape
Tel: 0845 120 5204 | Email: webinfo@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: 0808 801 0722

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

Sports organisations

Association for Physical Education (AfPE)
Tel: 01905 855584 | Email: enquiries@afpe.org.uk

Coaching Ireland
Tel: +353 61 202895 | Email: info@coachingireland.com

Coachwise
Tel: 0113 231 1310 | Email: enquiries@coachwise.ltd.uk

Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (IMSPA)
Tel: 01509 226474 | Email: info@imspa.co.uk

Sport England
Tel: 0845 850 8508 | Email: info@sportengland.org

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

Sport Wales
Tel: 0845 045 0904 | Email: info@sportwales.org.uk

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

UK Coaching
Tel: 0113 274 4802 | Email: coaching@sportscoachuk.org

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

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

Contact your national governing body

National governing bodies (NGBs)

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

Angling Development Board
Ben Snook, Coaching Development Manager
Tel: 0115 981 3535 | Email: ben.snook@anglingtrust.net

Archery GB
Anne Rook, Child Protection Officer
Tel: 01952 677888 | Email: anne.rook@archerygb.org
Freddie Collier, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01952 602792 | Email: freddie.collier@archerygb.org

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

Athletics Northern Ireland
Wendy Philips, Welfare Officer
Tel: 028 9060 6969 / 07809 458605 | 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
Carly Harris, Child Protection Officer
Tel: 0845 045 4301 | Email: Carly.harris@badmintonwales.net

Baseball Softball UK
Jenny Fromer, Lead Child Protection Officer
Tel: 020 7453 7005 / 07944 941057 | Email: jenny.fromer@bsuk.com

Basketball England
Melissa Hague, Child Protection Lead Officer
Tel: 0114 284 1060 | Email: childprotection@englandbasketball.co.uk

Bowls Development Alliance
Susan Cooper, Development Director
Email: SusanCooper@bowlsdevelopmentalliance.com

Bowls England
Alastair Hollis, Lead Officer
Tel: 01296 720531 | Email: Alistair.hollis@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
Kimberley Walsh, Compliance Officer (Lead Safeguarding Officer England)
Tel: 01158966580 | Email: kimberley.walsh@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
Jenny Nicholson, Ethics and Compliance Manager
Tel: 0161 274 2082 | Email: jennynicholson@britishcycling.org.uk

British Dragon Boat Racing Association

British Equestrian Federation
Ashlee Byrne, Child Protection Lead
Tel: 024 7669 8871 | Email: ashlee.byrne@bef.co.uk

British Federation of Sand and Land Yacht Clubs

British Fencing Association
Liz Behnke, Equality and Safeguarding Manager
Tel: 01604 670222 | 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
Helen Brown
Tel: 024 7684 0481 | Email: cpleadofficer@bhs.org.uk

British Horse Society (Cymru / Wales)
Jan Roche, Development Officer
Tel: 01656 724700 | Email: j.roche@bhs.org.uk

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

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

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
Mike Hamilton, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01629 583 037 | Email: safeguarding@britishorienteering.org.uk

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

British Paralympic Association
Tel: 020 7842 5789 | Email: info@paralympics.org.uk

British Roller Sports Federation
Tel: 0560 276 1690 / 020 8838 1171 | Email: ceo@brsf.co.uk

British Rowing
Laura Fieldman, Lead Child Protection Officer
Email: laura.fieldman@britishrowing.org

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

British Shooting
Alison Webb & Alex Ballard, Safeguarding Lead Officers
Tel: 01628 488800 | Email: alison.webb@britishshooting.org.uk

British Ski and Snowboard
Bridget Owen, Lead Welfare Officer
Tel: 01304 367898 | Email: owensafeguarding@gmail.com

British Sombo Federation

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

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 Water Ski and Wakeboard
Tel: 01932 579933

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

British Wrestling Association
Yvonne Ball, BWA Administrator
Tel: 01246 236443 | Email: admin@britishwrestling.org

C

Canoe Association of Northern Ireland
Mary Doyle, Child Protection Officer
Tel: 028 9073 8884 | Email: mary.doyle@tesco.net

Canoe Wales
Nigel Midgley, National Development Officer
Tel: 01874 754016 | Email: midgley852@btinternet.com

Cerebral Palsy Sport
Tel: 0115 925 7027

Children in Golf 
Tel: 01526 354500 | Email: compliance@englandgolf.org

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

Cricket Ireland
Simon Dyke, Child Protection Lead 
Tel: 07799 287551 | Email: simon.dyke@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 Ulster
Lisa Millar, Child Protection Officer
Tel: 07734 058715 | Email: lisamillar75@gmail.com

D

Disability Sport Wales
Gerwyn Owen, Academy Manager
Tel: 07918 716344 | Email: gerwyn.owen@disabilitysportwales.com

Disability Sports NI
Karen Drennan, Children's Officer
Tel: 07739 552566 | Email: kdrennan@dsni.co.uk

E

England and Wales Cricket Board
Richard Desjardins, Safeguarding Manager
Tel: 020 7432 1200 | Email: richard.desjardins@ecb.co.uk

England Boxing
Gordon Valentine, National Compliance Officer
Tel: 07590600001 | Email: gordon.valentine@englandboxing.org.uk

England Golf (partnership of EGU, EWGA, PGA, Golf Foundation)
Email: compliance@englandgolf.org

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

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

England Korfball
Email: secretary@englandkorfball.co.uk

England Netball
Susan Hudson, Lead Officer
Tel: 01462 442344 | Email: susan.hudson@englandnetball.co.uk

England Squash
Louise Pickford, Lead Officer
Email: louise.pickford@englandsquash.com

English Amateur Dancesport Association
Albert Heaney, Child Protection Lead
Email: childprotection@eada.org.uk

English Association of Snooker and Billiards
Tel: 0808 129 4040

English Bowling Federation and Women's Bowling Federation

English Curling Association

English Federation of Disability Sport and Disability Sport Events
Tel: 01509 227750

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

English Golf Union- Partner in England Golf

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 Lacrosse
Karen Hughes, Human Resources Manager / Lead Child Preotection Officer
Tel: 0161 277 3626 | Email: k.hughes@englishlacrosse.co.uk

English Petanque Association

Eton Fives Association

Exercise, Move, Dance UK
Emma Forward, National Delivery Officer
Tel: 01403 266000 | Email: emma@emdp.org

F

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

Federation of Welsh Anglers
Nick Massey, Secretary
Tel: 01407 761055 | Email: Nic_e_massey@hotmail.com

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

Fitness NI
Eileen Boyd, Children's Officer
Email: eileen.boyd@tiscali.co.uk

Football Association
The FA Safeguarding Team
Tel: 0845 210 8080 | Email: footballsafe@thefa.com

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

G

Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA)
Bernie Fox, Child Protection Manager
Tel: 028 3752 1903| Email: bernie.fox.ulster@gaa.ie

Golf Development Wales
Hannah James, Director of Development
Tel: 01633 436040 | Email: hannah.james@golfunionwales.org

Golf Foundation

Golfing Union of Ireland
Kevin Stevens, General Secretary
Tel: 028 9049 1891 | Email: kevin@gui-ulster.co.uk

Golfing Union of Northern Ireland

Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association
Jay Popat, Club Development Manager
Tel: 01509 279900 | Email: j.popat@gbwba.org.uk

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

Gymnastics Northern Ireland
Heidi Saxon, Safeguarding and Compliance Officer
Tel: 0845 129 7129 | Email: heidi.saxon@british-gymnastics.org

H

Horse Sport Ireland
Ciara Gorman, National Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 045 854 524 | Email: CGorman@horsesportireland.ie

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

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

I

Ice Hockey UK
Tel: 029 2026 3441

Irish Athletic Boxing Association
David Britton, Child Protection Lead
Email: david@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 Ladies Golf Union

Irish Rugby Football Union (Ulster)
Paul Whitten, Child Welfare Officer
Tel: 028 9049 3111 | Email: paul.whitten@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

Modern Pentathlon
Richard Cox, Child Protection Lead
Tel: 07985 854393 | Email: richardc@pentathlongb.org.uk

Motor Racing Association Ireland
Breda Meara, Child Protection Lead
Tel: 07927 906594

Motor Sports Association
Tel: 01753 765000

Mountaineering Ireland
Paul Kellagher, Child Protection Lead
Email: paul@lacesadventure.com

N

National Ice Skating Association of Great Britain and NI
Tel: 0115 988 8060 | Email: safeguarding@iceskating.org.uk

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 947 389 | Email: clubandworkforce@netballni.org

Northern Ireland Volleyball Association

Northern Ireland Archery Society
Trudi Moore, Child Protection Lead
Tel: 07759 614164 | Email: trudimoore75@hotmail.com

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

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

Northern Ireland Indoor Bowling Association
David Steel, Children's Officer
Email: davysteele@yahoo.co.uk

Northern Ireland Judo Federation
Sarah Beattie, Child Protection Lead
Tel: 028 9038 3814 | Email: nijudo.sgpc@live.co.uk

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

Northern Ireland Karting Association
Muriel Holder, Child Protection Lead
Tel: 07976 628988 | Email: muriel@murielholder.orangehome.co.uk

Northern Ireland Orienteering Association

Northern Ireland Wrestling Association

P

Professional Golf Association (partner in England Golf)
Andy Wright, Lead Compliance and Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01675 477897 | Email: andy.wright@pga.org.uk

R

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

Rounders England
Alison Howard, Lead Safeguarding Officer & CEO
Tel: 0114 248 0357 | Email: enquiries@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

The Royal Lifesaving Society Northern Ireland
Jim McCurry, Child Protection Officer
Tel: 028 9070 5644 | Email: j.k.mccurry@inyonline.co.uk

Royal Yachting Association
Jackie Reid, Child Protection Co-ordinator
Tel: 023 8060 4104 | Email: jackie.reid@rya.org.uk

Royal Yachting Assocation NI
Cliff Burns, Children's Officer
Tel: 028 9038 3812 | Email: cliff@canoeshop.co.uk

Rugby Fives Association
Ian Fuller, General Secretary
Email: ianfuller0@btinternet.com

Rugby Football League
Colette Eden, Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 0113 237 5046 / 07595 520610 | Email: colette.eden@rfl.uk.com

Rugby Football Union
Kath Bennett, Safeguarding Case Manager
Tel: 020 8831 7479 | Email: kathbennett@rfu.com

S

Shooting Federation of NI
Hazel Macintosh, Child Protection Officer
Tel: 028 9061 3329 | Email: hmackintosh762@btinternet.com

Snowsport Cymru / Wales
Ian Fawcett, Lead Child Protection Officer
Tel: 029 2056 1904 | Email: admin.snowsportwales@virgin.net

Snowsport England
Bridget Owen, Safeguarding Lead
Tel: 01509 232323 | Email: Dbs@snowsportengland.org.uk

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

Sport Ireland
Bernie Priestley, Child Protection Lead
Email: bpriestley@sportireland.ie

Squash Wales
Mike Workman, Director of Coaching and Development
Tel: 07971 052567 | Email: mike@squashwales.co.uk

Stoolball England

Surf Life Saving Great Britain
Katie Middleton, Membership Services Officer
Tel: 01392 218007 | Email: kmiddleton@slsgb.org.uk

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

Swim England
Keith Oddy, Independant Child Protection Adviser
Tel: 01509 640274
Jenni Dearman, National Child Safeguarding Coordinator
Tel: 01509 640270 
Email: legal@swimming.org

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

Swim Wales
Zita Cameron, Welfare Officer
Tel: 01792 513641 | Email: Zita.cameron@welshasa.co.uk

T

Table Tennis Association of Wales
Bernard Carter, Acting Chairman
Tel: 01244 571335 | Email: pingpongcarter@aol.com

Table Tennis England
Judy Rogers, National Equity and Child Protection Officer
Tel: 07507 860034 | Email: judy.rogers@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 Lewis, Lead Child Protection and Equality Officer
Tel: 029 2046 8338 | Email: mark.lewis@tenniswales.org.uk

Tenpin Bowling Association of Wales
Colin Higgins, Child Protection Officer
Tel: 01443 204413 | Email: supertroopercol@tiscali.co.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
David Brown, Welfare Officer
Tel: 0161 223 4246 | Email: dbrown@ukathletics.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
Valerie Rowan, Children's Desiganated Officer
Tel: 028 8224 2888 | Email: pvalerierowan@hotmail.com

Ulster Camogie
Kathleen Woods, Desiganated Children's Officer
Tel: 07713 652911 / 028 3753 9435 | Email: kathleen.woods@nwp-recycle.com

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
Paul Whitten, Child protection Lead
Email: Paul.Whitten@ulsterrugby.com

Ulster Squash
Stuart Gowdy, Child Protection Lead
Email: stuartgowdy@yahoo.co.uk | Tel:02832 668246

United Kingdom Tang Soo Do Federation
Tel: 01582 402248

V

Volleyball England
Rob Payne, Young People Manager
Tel: 01509 227738 | Email: safeguarding@volleyballengland.org

W

Wales Rugby League
Jane Harris, Secretary and Regional Child Protection Officer for Wales
Email: info@cymruRL.com

Welsh Amateur Boxing Association
Mike Wardle, Lead Child Protcetion Officer
Tel: 07743 657631 | Email: mikewardlewaba@yahoo.co.uk

Welsh Association of Motor Clubs
David Williams, Chairman
Tel: 01554 772828

Welsh Athletics
Steve Brace, Head of Athletics Development
Tel: 029 2064 4870 | Email: steve.brace@welshathletics.org

Welsh Baseball Union
Chris Webster, Hon Secretary to the WBU
Tel: 029 2069 3730

Welsh Billiards and Snooker Association (WBSA) 
John Dobson, Vice Chairman / Child Protection Officer
Tel: 029 2086 0241 | Email: jdobsonsnooker@aol.com

Welsh Crown Green Bowling Association
Ivor Williams, Chief Executive
Tel: 01492 623556 | Email: ivor6@aol.com

Welsh Cycling
James Bater, Child Protection Lead Officer
Tel: 01633 670542 | Email: james.bater@welshcycling.co.uk

Welsh Fencing
Jayne Clays, Safeguarding and Welfare Officer
Tel: 07443 862796 | Email: welfare@welshfencing.org

Welsh Gymnastics Association
Helen Philips, Lead Officer for Child Protection
Tel: 07970 052343 | Email: helen.phillips@welshgymnastics.org

Welsh Hockey Union (Hockey Wales)
Chris Brewer, Operations Manager
Tel: 029 2078 0734 | Email: chris.brewer@hockeywales.org.uk

Welsh Judo Association
Frederick Prosser, Director Standards Commission
Tel: 029 2033 8381 | Email: frecleprosser@aol.com

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

Welsh Netball Association
Mike Fatkin, Chief Executive
Tel: 0845 045 4302 | Email: welshnetball@welshnetball.com

Welsh Orienteering Association
Ann May, Secretary
Email: secretary@woa.org.uk

Welsh Rugby Union
Sarah Jones, Safeguarding Manager
Tel: 029 2082 2442 | Email: crb@wru.co.uk

Welsh Salmon and Trout Angling Association
Moc Morgan, Secretary
Tel: 01974 831316 | Email: mocmorgan@hotmail.com

Welsh Triathlon
James Taylor, Development Manager
Tel: 01792 543568 | Email: jamestaylor@welshtriathlon.org

Welsh Tug of War Association
Rosemary Smith, Secretary
Tel: 01446 678619 | Email: tugofwarrose@talktalk.net

Welsh Weightlifing Federation
Alan Lee, General Secretary
Tel: 01792 207463 | Email: alanleeleo@btconnect.com

Y

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

Contact your County Sports Partnership

Contact your County Sports Partnership (CSP)

National – England

County Sports Partnerships Network (CSPN)
CSPN is the collective network of 44 County Sports Partnerships (CSPs). They provide a national reach with local presence.

Eastern

Team Beds and Luton
Michelle Morris - Coaching Development Manager
Tel: 01582 813767 | Email: michelle@teambedsandluton.co.uk

Living Sport - Cambridge and Peterborough
Sarah Bateman - Lead Officer
Tel: 01487 849921 | Email: sarah.bateman@livingsport.co.uk

Active Essex
Jim Messenger - Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01245 702490 | Email: james.messenger@activeessex.org

Hertfordshire Sports Partnership
Jane Shewring - Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01707 281204 | Email: j.shewring@herts.ac.uk

Active Norfolk
Ian Grange - Coaching Development Manager (Lead Safeguarding Officer)
Tel: 01603 731568 | Email: ian.grange@activenorfolk.org

Suffolk Sport
Tracey Brownlow - Sports Development Officer
Tel: 01379 677307 | Email: tracy.Brownlow@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

East Midlands

Derbyshire Sport
Margaret Blount - Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01773 571230 | Email: margaret.blount@derbyshire.gov.uk

Leicestershire and Rutland Sport
Noel Haines - Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 01509 564888 | Email: n.haines@lboro.ac.uk

Active Lincolnshire
Lucy Blakey - Project Delivery Officer (Children and Young People)
Tel: 01522 730 325 | Email: lucy.blakey@activelincolnshire.com

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

Sport Nottinghamshire
Helen Davies - Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 0115 848 3983 | Email: helen.davis@sportnottinghamshire.co.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
Lynne Wightman - Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel:07970 539 467 | Email: lynne.Wightman@countydurhamsport.com

Active Northumberland
Malcolm Moore - Senior Development Manager
Tel: 01670 534321 | Email: mmoore@activenorthumberland.org.uk

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

Tyne and Wear Sport
David Marrin - Assistant Director - Participation, Equit & Safeguarding
Tel: 0191 4972324 | Email: david.marrin@tynewearsport.org

North West

Active Cheshire
Duncan Setterington - Strategic Lead: Education
Tel: 01606 330212 | Email: duncan.setterington@activecheshire.org

Active Cumbria
Russell Maddams - Safeguarding Lead Officer
Tel: 07909 537638 | Email: russell.maddams@cumbria.gov.uk

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 4273874 | 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

Oxfordshire Sports Partnership
Richard Neal - Youth Sport Manager
Tel: 01865 252621 | Email: rneal@oxford.gov.uk

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

Active Sussex
Gemma Finlay - Strategic Lead - Physical Activity
Tel: 01273 644154 | Email: gfinlay@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
Karen Jones - Safeguarding Development Manager
Tel: 01392 925150 | Email: karen.jones@activedevon.org

Active Dorset
Tony Jones-Pert - Policy Development and Improvement Officer
Tel: 07776 165296 | Email: tjonespert@activedorset.org

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

Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP)
Alex Stephens - Lead Safeguarding Officer
Email: AStephens@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 Blackcountry
Tim Aldred - Development Officer
Tel: 01384 471135 | Email: tim_aldred@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk

Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Sport
Tracy Murphy - Lead Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 024 7657 4441 | Email: tracy@cswsport.org.uk

Sports Partnership Hereford and Worcester
Sarah Mackay - Business Development Manager
Tel: 01905 855543 | Email: s.mackay@worc.ac.uk

Energize Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin
Ben Harper - Senior Sports Manager
Tel: 01743 453498 | Email: ben.harper@energizestw.org.uk

Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent
Lee Booth / Ben Holland - Lead Safeguarding Officers
Tel: 01785 619730 | Email: lbooth@staffordbc.gov.uk / bhollands@staffordbc.gov.uk

Yorkshire

Active Humber
Gary Sainty - Partnership Engagement Manager (Lead Welfare Officer)
Tel: 01482 244344 | Email: gsainty@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 2020280 | Email: gillian.brown@yorkshiresport.org
Simon Pugh - Development Manager
Email: simon.pugh@yorkshiresport.org