Watford Football Club places great importance on the safeguarding of children and adults at risk (vulnerable groups).

The Club has a child-centered approach to its work and their care and welfare is of paramount importance to us.

It is the duty of everyone at the Club to safeguard the welfare of children and young people by creating an environment that protects them from harm.

Watford Football Club will ensure the safety and protection of all vulnerable groups involved in all activities arranged by or in the name of the club through the strict adherence of our safeguarding guidelines.

CEOP - Online Reporting 
Safeguarding Children Policy & Procedures 
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Our principles:

It is of paramount importance, to the club, that we are looking after the welfare and well-being of vulnerable groups.

We all have a shared responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of our vulnerable groups.

All vulnerable groups are treated with respect, and their views and wishes are valued by everyone. 

Our staff work in an open and transparent way.

That the same standards of care will be applied regardless of ethnic origin, colour, 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.

If you have any concerns you can contact the Club, who will refer you on to the Safeguarding Manager:

Kim Pearce – Safeguarding Manager
Telephone: 01923 496246
Mobile: 07876 786910

If you have an immediate concern about the safety/welfare of a child or vulnerable adult, you can contact:

A member of the stewarding team

The police: 101 or 999 in an emergency

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 or email

Text phone: 0800 056 0566

NSPCC SMS: 88858

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

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