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Reporting Concerns in Sport

Keeping Children Safe is Everyone’s Responsibility. 

If you have any concerns regarding the well-being of a child or young person within a sporting environment, please refer to our dealing with concerns and reporting process documents. Relevant safeguarding contacts are listed below and additional links to supporting organisations can be found under useful resources. 

Active Sussex Contacts

Gemma Finlay Lead Child Protection Officer / 01273 644154 / 07760 164001

Deputy Child Protection Officer – TBC

National Governing Body of Sport Safeguarding Leads

To find who the safeguarding lead for your sport is please click here.  

In an emergency call 999 or contact the Sussex Police Child Protection Team by dialing 101 

Safeguarding Children in Sussex

Pan Sussex Child Protection and Safeguarding Procedures website

If you are worried about a child or teenager who might be at risk of harm or in danger, please contact the following statuary agencies dependent on your location.

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH): / 01273 290400

Local Authority Designated Officer: / 01273 295643

Emergency Duty Service: 01273 335905/06

West Sussex Safeguarding Children Board

Children’s Access Point First Response Team: / 01403 229900

Emergency team: 03302 226664

East Sussex Safeguarding Children Board 

Single Point of Advice (SPOA) team: / 01323 464222

Local Authority Designated Officer: / 01323 466606

Emergency Duty Service – Children’s Services: 01273 335905/06

Safeguarding Adults at risk in Sussex

Brighton & Hove City Council Adult Social Care – 01273 295555

West Sussex County Council Adult services – 01243 642121

East Sussex County Council Adult social care & health – 0345 60 80 191

Sussex Multi-Agency Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults at Risk

National Contacts

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) – 01163 665590

Childline – 0800 1111

Kidscape – 020 7730 3300