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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 recognises it has an active role to play in ensuring that everyone involved with the Club has that right and as such has a responsibility for safety and wellbeing. Through the creation of an environment and culture of trust and inclusion the Club is committed to:

  • Preventing and reducing the risk of significant harm, abuse or exploitation to children and vulnerable adults;
  • Responding effectively and appropriately to any incidents and concerns; and 
  • Raising awareness of key messages and procedures to those who may be abused and to potential abusers.

Safeguarding practices are incorporated throughout the recruitment process and employees working with children and vulnerable adults will be checked within Disclosure and Barring Service guidance before they are allowed to commence work for us.

Employees receive appropriate safeguarding awareness and are required to follow safe working practices including adherence to professional boundaries – an essential part of all relationships with customers.

We all have 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 the Blackburn Rovers’ Safeguarding Team by email at safeguarding@rovers.co.uk.  The Club Chaplain is available if you want to speak to him in confidence and has connections to both religious and non-religious organisations. You can contact him on 07985 671742. 

If you have a safeguarding issue unconnected with the Club, you can contact Blackburn with Darwen Safeguarding Adults Team - 01254 585949 (Out of hours 01254 587547) or Blackburn with Darwen Children’s Safeguarding Team - 01254 666400 (01254 587547).