Contact someone for help

Cumbria Police 

If you are at immediate risk of harm, or a crime or incident has taken place, contact the Police on 999 

Cumbria Safeguarding Hub

If you are worried that a child is at risk of immediate harm please contact the Cumbria Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727 or you can email see also How to refer a child.

Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) 

The CPSU is a service from the NSPCC, with a specific remit for sport and physical activity see or email


If you're worried about a child, or you work with children and need advice or information, call the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 


Childline is for children and young people. You can contact Childline about anything, they are here to support you and help you find ways to cope.

Go to or contact 0800 1111 

Ann Craft Trust

A Leading UK Authority on Safeguarding Disabled Children and Adults at Risk

Telephone: 0115 951 5400 Email:

Active Cumbria 

Our safeguarding lead is Russell Maddams, if you are a club or organisation in Cumbria without a National Governing Body, we can provide general advice and support on safeguarding matters. Contact 07909 537 638

Your Club Welfare Officer

All sports organisations should have a designated child protection or welfare officer, and they are the first point of contact if you have any concerns.