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
- 07766 894494
Gemma Finlay-Gray – Lead Safeguarding Officer for Adults
- 07760 164001
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
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 Families: FrontDoorForFamilies@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk / 01273 290400
Local Authority Designated Officer:clews@brighton-hove. gov.uk / 01273 295643
Emergency Duty Service:01273 335905/06
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
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 Service – Children’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
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