Safeguarding

10th August
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The Albion Foundation places the safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk as its prime focus and has developed full safeguarding policies and procedures.

To underpin the approach, the Foundation ensures all of its management team, staff members and volunteers have been fully trained in safeguarding to enable the organisation to live and breathe its approach.

In developing the safeguarding policies and procedures, The Albion Foundation has adopted the following three-part safeguarding strategy which focuses on the following:

  • Getting the right people involved with The Albion Foundation.
  • Creating a safe environment for children, young people and adults at risk.
  • Promoting clear systems to deal with any safeguarding concerns.

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policies and Procedures

The Foundation has in place comprehensive safeguarding policies and procedures for all staff and volunteers, which meet the requirements of the Premier League rules, the Football League's guidance on Safeguarding Children and Young People and The FA Safeguarding Children Rules and Government legislation. For further information, click here.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and all staff and volunteers have a duty to safeguard the welfare of children and other vulnerable groups.

If at any time you have concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult, the designated safeguarding lead should be contacted.

Anna Pincher – Head of Education and Safeguarding – Designated Safeguarding Lead 

anna.pincher@albionfoundation.co.uk | 07808 640091

Craig Bannister – Inclusion Manager – Deputy Safeguarding

Craig.bannister@albionfoundation.co.uk | 07702 369602

Chris Elliott – Head of Safeguarding, West Bromwich Albion Football Club

chris.elliott@wbafc.co.uk | 07976660953

If you are worried about the immediate safety or welfare of a child or vulnerable adult you can also contact:

Police/Ambulance: 999

Childline: 0800 1111

Contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 (free service, lines open 24 hours a day). They will listen to your concerns, offer advice and support and can take action on your behalf if a child is in danger. You can also report concerns anonymously. For further information or to report your concerns online visit: www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/report-abuse/

Sandwell Safeguarding Team on 0121 569 3100

If you have a concern about a member of staff working with children (in either a paid or voluntary capacity) please contact the Local Area Designated Officer (LADO) on 0121 569 4770.

Please click here to view our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.