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.

Scott Duxbury, Chairman and CEO:

“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 reflects our commitment to this.”

Kim Pearce, Head of Safeguarding:

“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
Telephone: 01923 496246
Mobile: 07876 786910
Email: kim.pearce@watfordfc.com

Rob Clarke

Watford FC Community Sports & Education Trust - Head of Safeguarding
Telephone: 01923 496256
Mobile: 07855 300439

Carlan Edgar

Watford FC Academy - Academy Welfare and Safeguarding Manager
Mobile: 07718 492205

Child line
Phone: 0800 1111 (24 hours free call)

NSPCC - child protection in sport unit
Phone: 0116 3665590
Email: cpsu@nspcc.org.uk
Text: 88858

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

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

Police
In an emergency phone: 999
In a non-emergency situation phone: 101

NSPCC
Phone: 0808 800 5000

Police
In an emergency phone: 999
In a non-emergency situation phone: 101

Hertfordshire Adult care services
Phone: 0300 123 4043 (24 hours)

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

Samaritans - (24 hours)
Text: 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org

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