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Stay Safe in Sport

Sport should be fun, enjoyable and safe for all children & young people.

But if you are..

…not enjoying your sports sessions

…feel intimidated by your coach or not being helped in the right way

…being bullied by other children or adults

Then there are people that can help. 

If something is making you feel uncomfortable, worried or unhappy, someone is making you keep secrets or making you do something you don’t want to do, please tell someone and they can help. You can tell:

  • A family member or whoever looks after you
  • A friend
  • A teacher
  • An adult you trust
  • Active Sussex 

You can contact a member of the Active Sussex team who will listen to you and help take the right steps to sort out what is worrying you. To do this we will need to write down what you tell us and can’t promise not to tell anyone else. But we will only tell the people that need to know to help us to sort things out.

You can phone our Child Protection Officers Gemma Finlay on 01273 644154 or Sally Johnston on 01273 644140.  

Or if they aren’t available then please contact one of the following:

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

Childline – 0800 1111

Kidscape – 0207 730 3300

Bullying UK – 0800 800 2222

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If you’re 11-19 years old you can also text your school nurse between 9am- 4pm Monday to Friday, who can provide support with lots of things such as bullying, mental health, relationships and much more. Text 07480635424.

For more information please contact:

Gemma Finlay

Gemma Finlay

NGB Development Manager (Inclusion)

01273 644 154 / 07760 164001

Gemma works with selected National Governing Bodies of Sport, acts as Disability & Safeguarding lead and supports the Senior Partnership Manager.