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Child Protection Policy

18 February 2015

Burnley Football Club recognises and accepts its responsibility for the safety and well being of those children and young people who come within the care of the Club and its staff. these children and young people include those who trial and train at the club.


Burnley Football Club accepts its responsibility in the belief that the welfare and protection of children and young people is paramount. The Club believes that this recognition will provide a solid foundation for the development of the young players of the future and for effective Child Protection practice within the Club.

Burnley Football Club has appointed an appropriate member of staff as Education and Welfare Officer who will act as the ‘Designated Person for Child Protection’ to whom any concerns about the welfare of a young person should be reported. The Club will ensure that systems are in place so that the welfare of young persons will be dealt with appropriately and sensitively.

All staff of Burnley Football Club working with children and young people will be required to share in the Club’s ethos of responsibility for the protection of children and young people. All staff will receive appropriate training in ‘Child Protection Awareness’ and in the Club’s procedures for implementing its Child Protection Policy. The Club will ensure that all its current and potential staff working with children and young people are checked as to their suitability to work with children and young people.

The parents and carers of children and young people working with Burnley Football Club will be informed of the Club’s ‘Child Protection Policy and Procedures’ through the official club website.

Club Safeguarding Officer - Clare Edens 01282 704716

Academy Safeguarding Officer - Pat McKiernan 07969010066

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