Sway Lawn Tennis Club acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk. The club is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and LTA requirements. Please click here for a full copy of the club’s Safeguarding policy.
The club’s safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children and adults at risk are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children:
Sway Lawn Tennis Club acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.
As part of our safeguarding policy Sway Lawn Tennis Club will:
The Club Welfare Officer can be contacted: Angela Smith (email@example.com)
The club’s policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in Sway Lawn Tennis Club. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed and may result in dismissal/exclusion from the club.
Anyone who does not feel comfortable raising a concern with the Club Welfare Officer should contact the LTA Safeguarding Team directly on 020 8487 7000, the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000. Further details about whistleblowing can be found in the club’s safeguarding policy.
The club’s safeguarding policy will be reviewed every two years, or sooner in the following circumstances:
Please click here for further information on Safeguarding at LTA Venues.
Craig and Marian McEwan founded Sway Tennis Club in May 1984. Craig has coached at county, regional and national level, with 3 of his former pupils gaining world rankings in the Men’s game and a Junior player achieving top 100 status. He is a former LTA Tutor, Examiner and Referee, and has a special interest in and experience of wheelchair tennis at international level. He holds academic qualifications in Education and Psychology and is a qualified Sports masseur and Reiki practitioner.