The Albion Foundation is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults who engage in our organised activities.

The Foundation will strive to keep children and vulnerable adults safe and free from harm.

The Foundation takes its responsibilities seriously in this area and we are committed to achieving this by having systems in place which are designed to:

  • Create and maintain a safe environment for all visitors, participants and staff
  • Identify child or vulnerable welfare concerns and taking appropriate action
  • Creating a listening culture
  • Operating safe recruitment and selection procedures to prevent unsuitable people working with our children and vulnerable adults

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, 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 | 07808 640091

Craig Bannister – Inclusion Manager – Deputy Safeguarding | 07702 369602

Chris Elliot – head of Safeguarding WBA FC | 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:

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.