The philosophy of Burnley Academy is total commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young players. We expect all staff, volunteers, parents/carers, young players, any partner agencies or any commissioned service providers to share this commitment.
The Academy believes in a positive and pro-active approach to safeguarding in order to best protect all children and young people who are registered with the Academy or engage in associated activities, enabling them to participate and achieve in an enjoyable and safe environment.
Burnley Football Club aims to:
Demonstrate best practice in the area of safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people.
Promote ethical work with children and young people.
Facilitate the provision of a range of child protection and awareness training for all staff or volunteers in line with guidance from The Football League / Premier League and Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards and in line with F A requirements for work with children and young people.
Burnley FC ensures that it protects the welfare of each of its Academy players by offering support for their wellbeing and pastoral care generally.
The welfare of children and young people is,and must always be, the paramount consideration.
All children, young people and vulnerable adults have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious belief or sexual identity.
All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
Working in partnership with children young people and their parents/carer is an essential element of our work.
Burnley FC ensures that all its players are protected from poor practice and abuse. The club recognises that it is the responsibility of every adult within the club to follow the club guidelines and policies.
All employees and volunteers of Burnley FC will have a role profile/job description, have the appropriate qualifications and have an FA DBS Enhanced Disclosure where appropriate in line with FA guidelines.
We ensure that all staff are required to undertake the FA Safeguarding Children Workshop as part of their role.
Burnley FC have an Education and Welfare Officer. The Welfare Officer is the first point of contact for all club members and parents or guardians regarding concerns for the welfare of any player.
Bullying of any kind will not be tolerated at Burnley FC. If bullying does occur, the issue will be dealt with swiftly and appropriately by the lead coach and / or the Welfare Officer.
Burnley FC have a complaints procedure that is maintained and implemented for its players and parents.
Contact: Edcation and Welfare Officer - Pat McKieran 07969010066