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Safeguarding Matters

Keep safe, keep others safe

Everyone has the right to live without fear of harm or abuse.

Blackburn Rovers Football Club and Blackburn Rovers Community Trust recognise they have an active role to play in ensuring that everyone involved has a responsibility for the safety and well-being of children young people and adults at risk.

Through creating an environment of trust and inclusion as defined by the club’s Equality Policy in conjunction with The Equality Act 2010, the organisations are committed to: 

• Preventing and reducing the risk of significant harm, abuse or exploitation of children, young people and adults at risk;

• Responding effectively and appropriately to any incidents and concerns that arise; and 

• Raising awareness of key messages and procedures to those who may be abused and to potential abusers that abuse in any form will not be tolerated. 

There is a clear line of accountability within the Club and Trust for work on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safeguarding practices are incorporated throughout the recruitment process and all staff working with children, young people and adults at risk of harm, in regulated activity, will undertake a Criminal Records Check in keeping with the Club’s Safer Recruitment Guide.

All staff and volunteers will receive appropriate training and awareness, be effectively supervised where appropriate and will be required to adhere to safer working practices and professional boundaries. Further information can be found in Blackburn Rovers Safeguarding Children Policy by clicking here.

Everyone associated with the Club has a role to play in keeping safe and keeping others safe by preventing identifying and reporting incidents and concerns.

Thankfully incidents are rare but if you need to get in touch you can contact Blackburn Rovers Safeguarding Team by email at safeguarding@rovers.co.uk.

The Club Chaplain is also available if you wish to speak to him in confidence and has connections to both religious and non-religious organisations. He can be contacted on 07985 671742. 

If you have a safeguarding issue unconnected with the Club you can contact the following: Blackburn with Darwen Children’s Services 01254 666400; Blackburn with Darwen Adults’ Team 01254 585949; or if calling outside of office hours contact the Emergency Duty Team 01254 587547.

If you think a child may be in danger contact the Police on 999. 

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