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Welfare and Safeguarding

Crosthwaite & Lyth Tennis Club is committed to offering a safe and inclusive environment for players, relatives, parents and friends.

Welfare Officer

In accordance with LTA Safeguarding Guidelines we have a Welfare Officer who is always available to offer advice and guidance on Safeguarding, as well as to deal with any concerns or complaints: 

Chris Mowat

Tel: +44 7717 293722

Our commitment to Welfare

As part of the LTA’s Minimum Registration Standards, we are committed to having appointed a Welfare Officer whose contact details are fully visible both at the club and also on the website. All Welfare Officers complete an LTA-approved Safeguarding training at least every three years, as well as being regularly DBS checked. 

In addition, from 1 October 2022 it has been a requirement that all LTA Registered clubs who use the services of Level 2 (and above) coaches are LTA Accredited; which means that they undergo regular safeguarding and first-aid training as well as DBS checks. As part of their Accreditation they personally commit to ongoing coach development. This ongoing accreditation is monitored by the LTA to ensure there is full compliance.


Safeguarding Policy


The club's safeguarding policy can be downloaded here:


Crosthwaite & Lyth Tennis Club adheres to the LTA’s Safeguarding policies and procedures which are available via the LTA Safeguarding webpage. From this webpage it is easy to navigate to topics like safeguarding training, criminal record checks, practical tips, reporting a concern, available resources and the minimum club standards. 


Another helpful website is Safe to Play, which aims to highlight the role everyone in tennis (parents, players, coaches and volunteers) can play in protecting our children and young people; raising awareness of safeguarding to ensure everyone taking part in sport and physical activity has a positive experience. The website can be found at Safe to Play.

Raising a concern

Our Safeguarding Officer, Chris Mowat, is able to deal with any concerns about Welfare and Safeguarding. Please reach out to him with any concern, no matter how small it might seem,

However, there are also other ways to raise a concern including:

  • using the LTA online form to Register a Concern, available here

  • calling NSPCC on 0808 800 5000

  •  or, if someone is in immediate danger, call the police (999).

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