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Child Protection

We at A Team Tennis Academy are committed to good practice which protects young people from harm. Members, coaches, officials and voluntary helpers accept and recognise their responsibility under the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults (N.I.) Order 2003 to provide an environment which promotes the safety of young people at all times.

In order to safeguard the young people in our care we will:

  • Develop an awareness of the issues which may lead to young people being harmed.
  • Create an open environment by identifying a ‘contact person’ to whom young people can turn if they need to talk.
  • Adopt child centred and democratic coaching styles.
  • Adopt child protection guidelines through codes of conduct for players and all players and adults working in the club. Adults may include coaches, parents, leaders and volunteers.
  • Ensure careful recruitment, selection and management procedures.
  • Ensure complaints and disciplinary procedures are included in our constitution.
  • Share information about concerns with young people and parents and others who need to know.
  • Provide information as required to management committees.
  • Be involved in training made available through the various agencies and strengthen links with these.
  • Follow Governing Body guidelines on good practice for coaches.
  • Keep the Child Protection Policy under regular review.

If you have any questions about the above statement please get in touch.