Contact someone for help

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. You can also contact the relevant national governing body of sport child protection officer, details of which can be found at

Your Local Authority

If you are concerned about the welfare of a young person, or you have concerns regarding someone who is working with young people, you can contact the Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children Board on 0333 240 1727

Other Useful Contacts

NSPCC Safeguarding and Protecting Children helpline: 0808 800 5000

Child Protection in Sport Unit 0116 234 7278

Childline 0800 1111

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 see How to refer a child.

To speak to a LADO for advice please contact Multi-Agency Business Support Team who will take your details and ensure a LADO returns your call:

Phone 01768 812267

Or you can email

LADO working hours are Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm.In case of emergency outside of the above hours please contact Emergency Duty Team on 0333 240 1727.


For more information on safeguarding in sport within Cumbria please contact Russell Maddams Lead Welfare Officer at Active Cumbria 07909537638 

If you are worried that a child is at risk of immediate harm please contact the Cumbria Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727

Children and young people can call ChildLine confidentially on 0800 1111 or visit to find out more about how to seek help.

Call the NSPCC's free, 24-hour Child Protection Helpline with any concerns about a child or young person on 0808 800 5000.

The Child Protection in Sport Unit have developed a range of free & simple tools, guides and checklists so you can put the right safeguards in place.