Safeguarding guidelines

Guidelines, policies and procedures to keep children and adults at risk safe in the sport they enjoy.

Safeguarding can be viewed as the ‘umbrella’ that protects all of table tennis through examples of good practice, policies and guidelines, whilst child protection is the management of reported issues and concerns.

Working with young people is key for the expansion of table tennis and, with our many programmes, Table Tennis England try to give the opportunities for young people to participate and help them on their way to achieving their sporting and social ambitions. Additionally Table Tennis England is very proud of its ethos of inclusivity throughout our sport and recognises the key part that vulnerable adults have to play. It is very important that support is given to the volunteers, staff, players and parents by way of good practice guidelines and this document, Table Tennis England’s Safeguarding and Vulnerable Adults Policy and Guidelines is part of the practice.

In case of concern, please ring our Safeguarding team on 01908 208860, option 3 or

We would fail as the National Governing Body for table tennis in England if programmes of training and competitions were not available for all involved in our sport and, at the same time, we must ensure that everyone’s welfare is a priority and the standards of all those involved is maintained.