"Active Herefordshire & Worcestershire is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of safeguarding and disseminating good practise across our network of partners and stakeholders"

It is the policy of Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire to protect all children, young people and adults at risk and ensure that the welfare of all is of paramount importance.

Our policies are designed to protect and advise, guiding our employees whilst also setting standards to our local sport and physical activity network. Active HW expect commissioned organisations and service providers to adhere to our procedures as a minimum standard or operate their own effective safeguarding policy. The policies relates to children and young people under the age of 18 and to adults at risk respectively.

Below is a link to our full safeguarding policies. These may be used as guidance to help you develop your own; however if you wish to find policies for specific sports please refer to your National Governing Body.

For School Games Safeguarding, please see the individual polices via the following links:

Contact information

Active Herefordshire and Worcestershire has Safeguarding Officers who are trained to support and offer guidance relating to safeguarding and protecting children in sports settings.

Officers can be contacted in the following ways:

Lead Safeguarding Officer: Lorea Sarobe


Phone: 01905 542031

Deputy Safeguarding Officer: Huw Griffiths


Phone: 01905 542033

Board Champion for Safeguarding: Denise Strutt


Phone: 01905 855498

We are part of a wider infrastructure dedicated to safeguarding and protecting children, young people and adults at risk. Details of other agencies who can offer support are also provided below:

Safeguarding Teams

Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) Family Front Door can be contacted on 01905 822666 from Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30 pm. For assistance out of office hours (5:00pm to 8:00 am weekdays and all day at weekends and bank holidays) please contact 01905 768020

Herefordshire Safeguarding Children Board (HSCB)
Phone: 01432 260100

Worcestershire Safeguarding Adults Board 01905 768053 or professionals can report a concern using the online form

Herefordshire Safeguarding Adults Board

  • 01432 260715 (weekdays 9am-5pm)
  • 0330 123 9309 (after 5pm, weekends and public holidays)


Designated Officers (formerly known as LADO)

For advice and information about allegations against staff and volunteers; the Worcestershire LADO Team can be contacted on Telephone: 01905 846221

Initial contact to be made via the above Duty Number. The Duty LADO can help you with any concerns you have. To see the full list of Duty LADO's visit here

All statutory partner agencies are required to report all allegations to the LADO within one working day. Referrals should be sent to: this replaces the GCSX email from 1 April 2019.

Terry Pilliner is the Designated Officer for Herefordshire, based at the Shire Hall in Hereford and can be contacted on (01432) 261739.