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Stay Safe in Sport

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Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) is committed to promoting the safety and welfare of children and adults at risk engaged in sporting activities across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

Don't let anyone spoil the fun

Sport is fun – it gives you the opportunity to make new friends, try out new activities and amaze yourself with what you can do. As a young person involved in sport you have a right to be treated fairly and enjoy your sport.

Is something worrying you? Don't keep it to yourself

  • tell an adult you trust as soon as possible, such as:
    • a parent or someone else in your family
    • another member of staff at the sports club
    • a teacher or school counsellor
    • your doctor or school nurse
  • your club will have a child protection officer – find out who they are and tell them about your worries
  • make sure you're not alone again with the person who has tried to harm you.

If you take part in sport you can expect your Coach to:

  • Be organised and on time
  • Treat you with respect
  • Support and encourage you
  • Never use bad language

Childline is here for you

Childline

Childline

Is the free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK. You can call about any problem, at any time – day or night.

Chat online to a counsellor.

You might also want to take a look at Childline's Sport and exercise pages for info and advice on issues relating to sport.

Telephone
0800 1111
Website
https://www.childline.org.uk/

Do you have concerns about the welfare of a child?

Phone 999 if a crime is being committed or if a child is in immediate danger. Contact Leicestershire police on 101 if you think a crime has been committed but there is no immediate danger.

Leicestershire First Response Children's Duty Team

Contact the First Response Children's Duty Team if you think a child is being:

• neglected
• physically abused
• sexually abused

Or use the online form.

Telephone
0116 305 0005
Website
https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/community-safety/report-abuse-or-neglect-of-a-child

Leicester's Children & Young People's Service

Telephone
0116 454 1004
Website
http://www.lcitylscb.org/

Guides for Children/Parents/Carers, Coaches/Leaders and Clubs

Training & Guidance

Resources

Contacts

Football Association - Historic Abuse

Phone: 0800 0232642

For more information please contact:

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS)

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS)

Opening Times: Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Address
SportPark, Loughborough University, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF
Telephone
01509 564888
Website
http://lrsport.org

Partners

  • British Heart Foundation
    Rutland County Council
    Equality Standard
    Blaby District Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
    Sport England
    Harborough District Council
    County Sport Network
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    QUEST
    Leicestershire County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
    East Midlands Platform
    Safeguarding
    North West Leicestershire District Council

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    East Midlands Platform
  • Melton Borough Council
    QUEST
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Loughborough University
  • Equality Standard
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • County Sport Network
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Harborough District Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Age UK L&R
    Rutland County Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Sport England
  • Charnwood Borough Council