14:23 13 September 2012
By Darren Bentley
Our Commintment To Safeguarding
Burnley Football Club (BFC) and its Staff are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and vulnerable adults regardless of their age, gender, language, religion, ethnic background or sexual identity.
Burnley Football Club acknowledges that Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and that everyone who comes into contact with children and vulnerable adults has a role to play.
BFC Core Values
• To be at the heart of the community embedding Burnley Football Club into the town as a true community partner.
• To have Corporate Social Responsibility.
• To ensure children’s, young people’s and adults at risk’s safety and welfare is at the heart of all Club activities.
Policy and Procedures
Burnley Football Club provides a range of services and activities that impact on the lives of children both directly and indirectly. Safeguarding children, ensuring their welfare, safety and health is of paramount importance.
Burnley Football Club is also committed to creating opportunities for adults with disabilities and mental health problems to participate in a broad spectrum of activities at the Club at the same time as creating a safer culture for the participants.
The Club’s commitment includes:
• Having commitment from senior managers, trustees and board members to safeguarding
• Having a safe recruitment and selection process
• Ensuring that all relevant staff are DBS checked at the appropriate level
• Providing training at the appropriate levels for staff and volunteers
• Each area of the Club having a designated Safeguarding Contact
• Having information easily accessible for staff, children, young people and their families
• Having an easily understandable reporting and monitoring system
• Working co-operatively with partner organisations and services
• Having a commitment to manage and monitor allegations of discrimination, harassment, abuse and bullying.
Burnley Football Club has a Safeguarding of Children Policy and a Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy which comply with national legislation and are in accordance with the rules outlined by the Football Association and the FA Premier League.
Burnley Football Club has a Safeguarding Officer who has overall responsibility for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
If you have a concern about your own safety or the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult who engages in the Club’s activities, please contact:
Clare Edens, Children’s and Vulnerable Adults’ Safeguarding Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are worried about the immediate safety or welfare of a child or vulnerable adult you can also contact:
The Police – dial 999
NSPCC Helpline – 09808 800 5000
Lancashire County Council Adult Social Services 24 hour reporting: www.lancashire.gov.uksafeguardingadults
Customer Access Centre: 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday: 0300 123 6720
Out of hours (including weekends and bank holidays): Emergency Duty Team: 0845 053 0028
Lancashire County Council Children Social Services
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday to Friday: 08450 530009 (local number 01772 221 609)
8 p.m. – 8 a.m. Monday to Friday and anytime weekends and bank holidays: 0845 602 1043
Safeguarding of Children Policy
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Policy