Heron and Ace Safeguarding Policy Statement

Heron Tennis and Ace Tennis acknowledges the duty of care to safeguarding and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk.  The club is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibility, government guidance and complies with the best practice and LTA requirements.  A copy of the club’s full safeguarding policy is available to view just ask a member of our team at reception.

The club’s safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interest 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:

  • Have a positive and enjoyable experience of tennis at Heron Tennis & Ace Tennis in a safe and inclusive environment
  • Are protected from abuse whilst participating in tennis

Heron Tennis and Ace Tennis 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 Heron Tennis and Ace Tennis will:

  • Promote and prioritise the safety and well-being of children and adults at risk
  • Ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and adults at risk
  • Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern
  • Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored
  • Prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals
  • Ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation

The club’s policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone invoved in Heron Tennis and Ace Tennis.  Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will addressed and may result in dismissal/exclusion from the club.


The club’s safeguarding policy will be reviewed every two years, or sooner in the following circumstances:

  • Changes in legislation and/or government guidance
  • As required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board or LTA
  • As a result of any other significant or event