Help & Key Contacts

People working in sport are well placed to recognise or receive concerns relating to the welfare of young people. They have a responsibility to respond to these concerns whether it relates to a child’s family situation or concerns arising from their involvement in sport. It is important to note that most children do not share their concerns with adults and therefore rely on those adults they have contact with to be alert to the fact they may be experiencing problems in their lives.

If you do have concerns relating to a child’s welfare, it is essential that you report these to the appropriate organisation or person. Listed on this page are some useful contacts where you can get further advice and discuss your concerns.

All sports organisations including voluntary clubs should have a designated child protection/welfare officer. They are the first point of contact if you have any concerns. Alternatively you can contact the sports National Governing Body.

If you want to talk over any concerns with someone outside your club/organisation you can contact the Child Protection in Sport Unit, NSPCC helpline or ChildLine. Alternatively you can contact Staffordshire Social Services First Response Team.

Staffordshire Social Services First Response Team
0800 1313126  FREE

Stoke-On-Trent Social Services First Response Team
01782 235100

Child Protection in Sport Unit
01163 665590

NSPCC
0207 8252500
Helpine 0800 800 5000 FREE

Childline
08001111

Police
0300 1234455

In an emergency always phone 999

SASSOT Safeguarding Lead Officers
Ben Hollands or Lee Booth on 01785 619349

Useful Web & Email links

NSPCC
www.nspcc.org.uk
help@nspcc.org.uk

Child Protection in Sport Unit
www.thecpsu.org.uk
cpsu@nspcc.org.uk

Local Safeguarding Children Boards
Stoke-on-Trent

Staffordshire