Safeguarding

Adele Fletcher is the Welfare Officer for East of Scotland District. She can be contacted on info@eastofscotlandtennis.uk.

Our District Welfare Officer’s role covers activities delivered specifically by the East of Scotland LTA. These include County coaching, trips, The East Open, fun days and the leagues.

The District Welfare Officer ensures that:

  • All coaches involved in delivering District coaching and activities must be Accredited and they must have an up-to-date PVG specifically for East of Scotland LTA.
  • ESLTA county trips are organised in accordance with the Tennis Scotland Trips Policy.
  • The East Open is organised by our Competition Manager in accordance to the advice outlined in safeguarding policies and procedures found on the LTA website.
  • All East of Scotland leagues are organised to ensure the safety and well being of the players and organisers. Participating clubs must have completed risk assessments. Contact details are only visible to those with LTA log-in details for the event and players are expected to abide by the LTA Code of Conduct. All participants are encouraged to contact the organiser with any concerns by email to eastofscotlandlta@hotmail.com. District Welfare Officer, Adele Fletcher is the only person with access to this email address.

You can report a safeguarding concern through the following channels:

Adele Fletcher, District Welfare Officer – info@eastofscotlandtennis.uk

Mat Hulbert, Lead Welfare Officer for Tennis Scotland – matthew.hulbert@tennisscotland.org

The LTA – complete the form or email safeguarding@lta.org.uk


British Tennis Safeguarding Policy

The ESLTA supports British Tennis policies and procedures. A wealth of information and resources can be found on the Lawn Tennis Association website.

The LTA website provides further information on:

  • Policies and Procedures: British Tennis Safeguarding Policy; Anti Bullying Policy; British Tennis Diversity and Inclusion Policy
  • PVG
  • Safeguarding training for Coaches, Clubs, Officials and volunteers
  • Information for clubs
  • Key contacts

If you wish to speak to someone outside of office hours, you can call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, or if someone is in immediate danger call the police on 999.

Scottish Local Authority Child Protection contacts:

The key guidance for anyone working in Scotland is Scottish Government (2014) National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland.


GIRFEC – Getting it Right for Every Child

GIRFEC emphasises that children should be (SHANARRI):

  • Safe
  • Healthy
  • Achieving
  • Nurtured
  • Active
  • Respected
  • Responsible
  • Included

Further sources of information: