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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. Relevant safeguarding contacts are listed below and additional links to supporting organisations can be found under useful resources. 

Active Sussex Contacts

Nick Chellel – Lead Safeguarding Officer for Children & Young People

Gemma Finlay-Gray – Lead Safeguarding Officer for Adults 

Please note these officers will act as deputy in the others absence.

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 dialling 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)/ Front Door for FamiliesFrontDoorForFamilies@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk / 01273 290400

Local Authority Designated Officer:clews@brighton-hove. gov.uk / 01273 295643

Emergency Duty Service:01273 335905/06

West Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm –MASH@westsussex.gov.uk / 01403 229900

Emergency team – all other times, including nights, weekends and bank holidays: 0330 222 6664

East Sussex Safeguarding Children Partnership 

Single Point of Advice (SPoA) Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5pm and Fri 8.30am-4.30pm: 0-19.SPOA@eastsussex.gov.uk  / 01323 464222

Out of Hours Social Care ServiceChildren’s services: 01273 335905/6

Local Authority Designated Officer Referral: Lado referral form

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

Children and Young People

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

Childline – 0800 1111

Kidscape – 020 7730 3300 

Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) – 01163 665580



NSPCC dedicated footballers hotline – 0800 023 2642

National Bullying Helpline – 0845 22 55 787 

Support Line – 01708 765200 (hours vary so ring for details)

Ann Craft Trust – 0115 951 5400 

GOV.UK Workplace bullying and harassment

NHS Abuse & Neglect of Vulnerable Adults