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Tranmere Rovers Football Club seeks to create a supportive, safe and vigilant environment to thereby ensure the safety and well-being of all children, young people and vulnerable adults who engage in activities with the Club. For the purposes of these procedures, a child or young person is someone under the age of 18 years. The purpose of this statement is to explain briefly and clearly the basic principles of safeguarding children.

This policy and relevant procedures  promote the statutory guidance for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children as set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015), Keeping Children Safe in Education (2019) and the Sexual Offences Act (2003) and remains in place until such time as it is replaced or revoked by the football club. Please note that this document is designed to complement and provide a context for the full LSCB Safeguarding procedures and does not replace them. For more information please see: 

The Club has a Safeguarding Policy for use throughout the Club which is available on the main Club website in the safeguarding section and is to be observed by all those working with children and young people whether employed by the football club or not. The application of this policy and procedures is not discretionary. All the requirements are obligatory and are to be enforced as indicated by the appropriate persons in all cases where there are any suspected instances of abuse or poor practice.

It is through the application of the policy and procedures that the football club will seek to develop a positive and proactive welfare programme to enable all children and young people to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment. This equally applies to the safety and security of those working with and responsible for the activities involving children and young people. The policy will be reviewed annually.


Useful contacts and supportive associations


The EFL – English Football League


Debbie Lyons-Treadell    Safeguarding Officer EFL: 01772 325811

·     Difficulty Child Protection Advisor, the Football League, Operations Centre, EFL House 10-12 West Cliff, Preston, PR1 8HU. Tel: 01772 325811

·     The FA/NSPCC Child Protection 24-Hour Helpline 0808 800 5000



Merseyside Police for general enquiries call 101.    From outside Merseyside 0151 709 6010.


Wirral Borough Council

The Local Authority Designated Officer for Allegations (LADO) in Wirral is Suzanne Cottrell,0151 666 4582 email judged appropriate during the initial contact with the LADO, an Allegations Referral Form must be completed by the senior manager in full and forwarded to the LADO via email within 24 hours. In the absence of the LADO calls will be taken by the duty safeguarding team on 0151 6664442.

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Central Advice and Duty Team   0151 606 2006 for Adults      0151 606 2008 for Children

Emergency Duty Team       For emergencies outside of normal office hours 0151 666 4442

Selection of Additional Agencies / Support Groups 

NSPCC Child line 08001111  

 NSPCC Specific Helpline for Safeguarding in Football 0800 023 2642

NSPCC  08088005000

Samaritans 116123          email:     

Mind info line 03001233393

Addiction 02072515860

No Panic 07153840393


ABC (Anorexia and Bulimia Care) 03000111213

Citizen’s Advice 03444111444

MIND 03001233393

Harmless  info@harmless

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