Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING AT WATFORD FC

“Watford Football Club, it’s staff, partners and the board of directors take responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every child, young person and adult at risk who takes part in any activity at our club.

“We will ensure that we provide safe environments for everybody and that our safeguarding policies and Strategic Safeguarding Plan for the 2018/2019 season reflects our commitment to this.” - Scott Duxbury, Watford Football Club Chairman and CEO.

The Club is committed to its safeguarding responsibility and has safeguarding officers within all of the club’s departments who can be contacted for advice or support at any time. 

“We will treat individuals with respect and their views will be valued and we will ensure that the same standards of care will be applied regardless of ethnic origin, nationality, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

“We will act on any information that may suggest an adult or child is at risk of harm.

“We want to make sure that anybody who is part of Watford Football Club shares their responsibility to safeguard vulnerable groups.

“We will support all adults and children involved with our club in understanding their roles and responsibilities to report safeguarding concerns and in protecting children and adults at risk - this includes responsibility to report all safeguarding concerns to the club’s Head of Safeguarding” - Kim Pearce, Head of Safeguarding Watford Football Club.


POLICY DOCUMENTS

Safeguarding Children 

Safeguarding Adults At Risk

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups

Club Strategic Safeguarding Plan 2018/19


KEY CONTACTS

Kim Pearce – Head of Safeguarding
Telephone: 01923 496246
Mobile: 07876 786910
Email:
kim.pearce@watfordfc.com

Watford FC Community Sports & Education Trust - Rob Clarke - Head of Safeguarding 01923 496256 - 07855 300439 

Watford FC Academy - Carlan Edgar - Academy Welfare and Safeguarding Manager - 07718 492205

HELPLINES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 18

Child line - 0800 1111 (24 hours free call)

NSPCC - child protection in sport unit 0116 3665590, email cpsu@nspcc.org.uk, or text 88858

CEOP - (Child exploitation online protection) report it HERE.

Children Schools and Families (Hertfordshire) - 0300 123 4043 (24 hours)

Police - 999 in an emergency or 101 in a non-emergency situation 

HELPLINES FOR ADULTS CONCERNED ABOUT A CHILD AT RISK 

NSPCC - 0808 800 5000 

Police 999 in an emergency - 101 in a non-emergency situation

HELPLINES FOR ADULTS AT RISK

Hertfordshire Adult care services - 0300 123 4043 ( 24 hours)

Safeguarding Adults Board (Hertfordshire) - 0300 123 4042 (24 hours)

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN

Samaritans - (24 hours) text 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org