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Safeguarding

Full Safeguarding Document

Tranmere Rovers Football Club seeks to create a supportive and vigilant environment to thereby ensure the safety and well-being of all children, young people and vulnerable adults

who engage in activities within the Club. This procedure extends throughout the Club and is to be observed by all those working with children and young people whether employed by the football club or not.

The Club has a wide-range of safeguarding policies and best practice guidelines for all staff. The policies and practices throughout the Club are designed to keep young people and vulnerable adults at risk safe and free from harm. The application of these policies 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 Club’s safeguarding policies 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 main safeguarding Policy is available on the website and all policies are reviewed annually.

 

If you have a concern about a child, young person or adult at risk who engages at the Club, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead at the football club, Paul Morrison. He can be contacted at the football club and any matter can be discussed in complete confidence.

Email: PaulM@tranmererovers.co.uk

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:http://wirrallscb.proceduresonline.com/index.htm 

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. ahussey@football-league.co.uk Tel: 01772 325811

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

·     www.FootballSafe@TheFA.com

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 suzannecottrell@wirral.gov.uk 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.

https://www.wirralsafeguarding.co.uk/professionals/lado-allegations/

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  help@nspcc.org.uk   www.oneinfour.org.uk

Samaritans 116123          email: jo@samaritans.org               website:www.samaritans.org

Mind info line 03001233393

Addiction 02072515860    info@addaction.org.uk   www.addaction.org.uk

No Panic 07153840393  admin@nopanic.org.uk   www.nopanic.org.uk

Depression info@depressionuk.org   www.depressionuk.org

ABC (Anorexia and Bulimia Care) 03000111213   support@anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

Citizen’s Advice 03444111444   www.citizensadvice.org.uk

MIND 03001233393  info@mind.org.uk  www.mind.org.uk

Harmless  info@harmless org.uk

If you require any further information don’t hesitate to contact PaulM@tranmererovers.co.uk                                                                    January 2020 

 

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