Beckton Cats FC Safeguarding Policy

To raise a safeguarding concern, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Officer –

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Beckton Cats Football Club is committed to safeguarding the welfare of adults at risk and children. The Club expects and demands that all its staff, players, volunteers and visitors to the site share our commitment.

The Club believes that its staff, players, volunteers and visitors have a moral obligation to report any concerns about an adult or child at risk to the Club.

Beckton Football Club is committed to ensuring that:

1. The safety and welfare of adults at risk and children under the Club’s care is of paramount importance.

2. All adults at risk and children that are involved with Beckton Cats Football Club, regardless of age, gender, language, culture, social background, disability, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity have the right to safety and protection from abuse or harm in any form.

3. All suspicions, reports and/or allegations of abuse will be treated seriously and be thoroughly investigated, which may involve the appropriate local authority where required.

Furthermore, the Club would also strongly encourage anyone with an allegation of, or information regarding, historic child abuse to report it to the NSPCC / FA Helpline on 0800 023 2642 and to the police, where specially trained staff will be able to provide advice and guidance.

Essex FA Safeguarding :

Designated Safeguarding Officer Essex FA:

Helen Hever: (01245) 393098,, Child Welfare Enquiries (Advice, Referrals), Safeguarding Children, Respect

Safeguarding Support Officer

Stuart Biggs: (01245) 393093,, Monitoring Compliance and Good/Poor Practice, Safeguarding Visits, Mental Health First Aider

Safeguarding Enquiries:

Senior Safeguarding Lead

Brendan Walshe: (01245) 465271

Deputy Senior Safeguarding Lead

Nick Emery: (01245) 393077

Board Safeguarding Champion

Matt Clare

NSPCC: (0808) 800 5000
Local Safeguarding Children(Outside Office Hours): (0845) 606 1212
Childline: (0800) 11 11
Police: 999 

If you're IMMEDIATELY concerned about a child’s welfare, contact the Police or Social Services on (0845) 603 7634 (office hours) or (0845) 606 1212 (outside office hours).