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The DLP must decide if abuse has taken place before reporting any concern.
Report the matter as soon as possible to the designated liaison person with responsibility for reporting abuse (take in the text; it is not the responsibility of anyone working in a paid or voluntary capacity, or those working in affiliated organisations, to take responsibility or to decide whether or not child abuse is taking place.
The responsibility of the DLP is to a report to the statutory authorities if they consider there are has reasonable grounds for believing that the child has been abused or is at risk of abuse.
The DLP can consult with statutory authorities for advice
If the DLP is unsure whether reasonable grounds for concern exist s/he can informally consult with the local statutory agencies. S/he will be advised whether or not the matter requires a formal report.)
Young people may be afraid to talk about their concerns
The child may fear of the consequences either through direct physical threats like beatings or the withdrawal of food or through emotional threats such as:
'No one will believe you'
'Your friends will know all your secrets'
'You will be taken away from your family and put into care'
'You will break up the family'
Your NGB complaints procedure will outline who should be deal with minor misconduct issues, but if concerns remain you should refer to and follow the complaints and disciplinary process within the sport.