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Yours and your children's Health and Safety is our utmost concern. We want you to be happy here at our club and that means mentally as well as physically.

We do advise you to take precautions when playing. If for whatever reason you feel the playing courts are unsafe, please direct your messages to Gerald Gutteridge our Welfare Officer. The courts are regularly inspected and maintained to be the best they can be, but even they are open to the elements. If the the court is heavily wet or icy, please refrain from playing.

Everyone is welcome here at Blaby Victoria and any abuse, bullying or segregation will not be tolerated, if you feel that you are a victim of this or any other kind of discrimination, please report to any key member and we will make it a priority to help you in any way possible.

Gerald Gutteridge is our Welfare Officer and he can be contacted on the contact form below, through email at or by phone on 07752 519703


Alternatively you can report a concern to the LTA through their safeguarding contact form and can be found here or alternatively you can email

Also you can call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or Childline on 0800 1111

Our downloadable Diversity and Inclusion Policy, Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Statement are listed below.

Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Safeguarding Policy
Safeguarding Statement

All club officials, volunteers, members, those under contractual arrangements and others using the club facilities are required to abide by this Code of Conduct. This is required in order to support the club in providing a welcoming and safe environment for all children and young people and in the implementation of its child protection policy and procedures.

Those working in the club should at all times:

  • Prioritise the well-being of all children and adults at all times

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of our sports

  • Display high standards of behaviour.  Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private, or unobserved, situations). Act with integrity at all times

  • Help to create a safe and inclusive environment both on and off court and promote the Fair Play values: enjoy; respect

  • Place the well-being and safety of children above the development of performance

  • Value and celebrate diversity and make all reasonable efforts to meet individual needs

  • Keep clear boundaries between your professional and personal life, including on social media

  • Check you have the relevant consent from parents/carers, children and adults before taking or using photos and videos

  • Ensure your own roles and responsibilities, and those of everyone you are responsible for, are clearly outlined and everyone has the information, training and support to carry them out

  • Where possible, do not be alone with a child or adult at risk (NB LTA guidance does allow for public 1 to 1 coaching as defined within the good practice guidelines)

  • Coaches and volunteers must take positive action to protect both themselves and raise concerns if they feel uncomfortably placed in a position of working alone and/or unsupervised

  • Do not abuse, neglect, harm or discriminate against anyone; or act in a way that may be interpreted as such

  • Doing nothing is NOT an option: report all concerns and disclosures as soon as possible, following the Concern Reporting Procedure. If someone is in immediate danger, call the police (999)


The Code of Conduct should be interpreted in a spirit of integrity, transparency and common sense, with the best interests of children and adults at risk as the primary consideration.



We understand that everyone wants to keep safe. With the situation changing almost every week, rather than updating our website, we think that the best way to keep you informed is for you to visit the LTA website which is informed directly from the government on a daily basis as to the situation and is updated on their website,



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