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SAFEGUARDING: CONTACTS

Have concerns about the welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult? Find the relevant contact information here.

If you have concerns, you must take action. By doing so you’ll be safeguarding the person concerned as well as helping to prevent other people being harmed or put at risk.

County Durham Sport Safeguarding Officers

If your concern relates to an activity provided by County Durham Sport or your sport is not governed by a Governing Body please contact:

Becks Lippe (Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer)

Joe Armstrong (Deputy Safeguarding Lead Officer)

David Shipman (Deputy Designated Person - County Durham Sport Board)

USEFUL CONTACTS

POLICE

If you think a child is in immediate danger of abuse, contact the police on 999

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NSPCC

If there’s no immediate danger and you’re unsure of who to speak to, call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 for immediate advice

CONTACT THE SPORTS CLUB

Find out the club guidelines for recording and reporting concerns and follow them.

CONTACT THE CLUB'S WELFARE OFFICER

Speak to the club child-protection or welfare officer.

Swim England

SWIMLINE

For concerns related to swimming, you can contact SwimLine on 0808 100 4001
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NSPCC - FOOTBALL HELPLINE

If you experienced sexual abuse as a young footballer, you can ring the free, 24-hour NSPCC football helpline – 0800 023 2642 – for support

OTHER USEFUL CONTACTS

COUNTY DURHAM FIRST CONTACT

County Durham First Contact (if you have a concern about a child, young person or vulnerable adult living in County Durham– 03000 267 979

Durham Constabulary

DURHAM CONSTABULARY

Durham Constabulary (non-emergencies) – 0345 606 0365

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CHILD PROTECTION IN SPORT UNIT

To find the relevant contact information for your National Governing Body (NGB) of Sport please visit – Child Protection in Sport Dealing with a Concern

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STONEWALL

Stonewall (for help with any issues affecting LGBT people or their families)
Visit Stonewall Information Service

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NSPCC Child Protection Helpline

Free 24 Hour Helpline for children and young people 0800 800 5000

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CHILDLINE

Free 24 Hour Helpline for children and young people 0800 1111

Durham Safeguarding Children Partnership

DURHAM SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN PARTNERSHIP

If you have a concern that does not require immediate action, your first point of contact should be the club’s/organisation’s welfare officer.

USEFUL LINKS

Further information, advice, and guidance on safeguarding issues can be accessed via the below links.

SAFEGUARDING ADVICE FOR: CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

SAFEGUARDING: ADULTS AT RISK

SAFEGUARDING ADVICE FOR: CLUBS, COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS

SAFEGUARDING ADVICE FOR: PARENTS & CARERS

SAFEGUARDING: CODE IN MARTIAL ARTS

SAFEGUARDING: USEFUL CONTACTS

SAFEGUARDING: RESOURCES

SAFEGUARDING: TRAINING