Civil Service Tennis Club


All children should be valued and treated in an equitable and fair manner regardless of ability, age, sex, religion, social and ethnic background or political persuasion. Children, irrespective of ability or disability should be involved in sports activities in an integrated and inclusive way, whenever possible, thus allowing them to participate to their full potential alongside other children (Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport 2000)

NI Civil Service Tennis Club recognises the additional vulnerability of some children and the extra difficulties they may face when seeking help, i.e.

· Dependency due to disability may make some children feel powerless

· On occasions possible limited ability to communicate their feelings

· A negative self image can make children vulnerable to manipulation by others.

To address this vulnerability coaches will seek guidance on working with children with a disability from external agencies, parents / guardians and the children themselves.


We at NI Civil Service Tennis Club recognise that the legal principle that the welfare of the child is paramount means that consideration of confidentiality should not be allowed to override the right of children to be protected from harm.  Everyone in our organisation, including children, must be aware that they can never promise to keep secrets. However, information of a confidential nature will only be communicated on a ’need to know’ basis. Your statement of confidentiality should make this clear.

A full Child Protection policy document is available within club premises for all interested parties to read.