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Don't delay, report concerns

It is not your responsibility to decide whether abuse or bullying is taking, or has taken place. It is your responsibility to report concerns in order that the appropriate agencies can make enquiries and take any necessary action to protect a child or young person.

The discovery that someone is or may be at risk from abuse will raise strong emotions and concerns. You should never delay reporting your concerns and allegations made by children, young people or adults, particularly those that are vulnerable, must never be dismissed.

Knowing when to report concerns about an adult is a little more complicated due to their right to withhold consent for you to share information about them but in most cases it will still be appropriate to share your concerns with others. The information below sets out simple steps of how to report a concern.

Active Oxfordshire

Active Oxfordshire has Designated Safeguarding Officers. If you are worried about the safety of child or vulnerable adult taking part in an activity run by the Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity, or in another sporting environment, contact us using the details below

Alternatively there are a number of other organisations that can give support.

Josh Lenthall

Josh Lenthall

Senior Strategic Relationship Manager

Active Oxfordshire

Josh leads on Satellite Clubs, the Oxfordshire School Games, PE and School Sport Premium and is the Safeguarding Lead for the Core Team of Oxfordshire Sport & Physical Activity

Children and Young People Service Team Lead

Workforce Co-ordination (with Hazel Walsh) working across volunteering, coach development, club support and professionals

Safeguarding Lead

NGB Liaison

Relationship Manager with StreetGames; Ignite, Sported, Oxford United Football Club, Oxfordshire Youth