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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



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.

0800 1111

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.

0116 305 0005

Leicester's Children & Young People's Service

0116 454 1004

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

Training & Guidance



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

SportPark, Loughborough University, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF
01509 564888


  • County Sport Network
    O&W LSA
    Sport England
    Equality Standard
    Melton LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Charnwood LSA
    H&B LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Safeguarding
    Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA


  • Sport England
    Active Rutland
  • County Sport Network
    Active Leicester
  • H&B LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby LSA
  • Harborough LSA
    Melton LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Charnwood LSA