There are lots of places you can go for support if you have a concern. The important thing is that, even if you are unsure, you talk to someone and get advice.

(Don’t worry if you are unsure who to contact from this list, all of these organisation will support you to get the right help):


Is there immediate danger or injury?
If yes – Contact the emergency services, Police and/or Ambulance Service

Report or seek advice on a sports related concern:

If the sport or activity has a National Governing Body, refer to their safeguarding procedures about who to report the concern to. See here for NGB contacts:


If there is no NGB or you cannot contact them, you can seek support from a number of sources:

Child Protection in Sport Unit (NSPCC): 
Active Essex: 03330 137 827
Essex Social Care: 03456 037 630


Report or seek advice on a non-sports related concern:
Contact Essex Social Care: 08456 037 627


Essex Safeguarding Boards:

Essex Safeguarding Adults Board:

Essex Safeguarding Children Board: 0345 603 7627


Southend-on-Sea Safeguarding Boards:


Thurrock Safeguarding: