Diversity & Inclusion Policy at England Sports Group


Our Club has a Zero Tolerance Policy against bullying and any type of harassment.


To realise the Club’s objective of creating an environment free from discrimination and welcoming to all, the Club will:


  • Ensure that its services are open and available to all parents/carers and children in the local community.
  • Ensure that issues of race, ethnicity, nationality, class, religion, culture, gender, language, sexual orientation and disability do not inhibit a child from accessing the Club’s services.
  • Treat all children and their parents/carers with equal concern and value.
  • Ensure that the Club’s recruitment policies and procedures are open, fair and non-discriminatory.
  • Endeavour to recruit a team that reflects the make-up of the Club’s local community.
  • Coaches act as positive role models to children by displaying and promoting tolerant and respectful behaviour, language and attitudes and challenging any discriminatory incident
  • Treat seriously any member of the team found to be acting in a discriminatory way
  • Appropriate action is taken wherever discriminatory behaviour, language or attitudes become apparent.


Concern Reporting Procedure


Anyone who has concerns that they or someone else is being discriminated against or has been a victim of discriminatory language or behaviour should:




Listen carefully to what the person is telling you. Do not interrupt; keep questions to a minimum; do not promise to keep the information secret




Is someone in immediate danger?


Call the police (999)





Talk to ESG’s Welfare Officer in confidence (Jo Sutton, 02083390523 / [email protected]); Talk to the LTA Safeguarding Team * (020 8487 7000) as soon as possible [Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm]. If the Safeguarding Team is unavailable and you want advice before the next working day, call the NSPCC (0808 800 5000) or Parent Line Scotland (0800 028 2233) if your concerns is about a child.

If your concern us about an adult ask them for details of your Local Authority Adult Social Care Services.


Hate crime can alternatively be reported through True Vision at www.report-it.org.uk







Write an objective account of your concerns immediately using the Reporting a Concern Form found on the safeguarding page. Send it to the Safeguarding Team within 48 hours of the concern/disclosure ([email protected])

Handling a concern/disclosure can be emotionally difficult. If you would like to talk to someone after making a concern/disclosure, contact the LTA Safeguarding Team by phone 020 8487 7000 or email  [email protected]

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