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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 Safeguarding Leads Gemma Finlay-Gray on 01273 644154/07760 164001 or Anthony Statham on 01273 644149/07760 164032 

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

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

Childline – 0800 1111

Childline support if you are under 12 years old

Kidscape – 0207 730 3300

Bullying UK – 0800 800 2222

Stomp Out Bullying

Stop Cyber Bullying

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 07480 635424.

For more information please contact:

Gemma Finlay-Gray

Gemma Finlay-Gray

Strategic Relationship Manager

07760 164001

Gemma is responsible for managing key strategic stakeholder relations to tackle physical inactivity across Sussex, with a focus on increasing levels of physical activity for people with a disability, those from lower socio-economic groups, and women and girls. She oversees the Sussex Disability Sports Network, is the Lead Adult Safeguarding Officer, Deputy CYP Safeguarding Officer, Equalities lead and acts as the Active Partnership’s Human Resources lead.