Wrexham AFC Safeguarding
Safeguarding is a fundamental aspect of Wrexham Association Football Club, and the Club is determined to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to protect from harm, those children and young people who participate in activity at Wrexham AFC.
Our united approach to safeguard across the Club is driven by a clear strategy:
Implementing preventative safeguarding measures (such as safer recruitment) to create fun, safe football environments;
Making the reporting of concerns as easy as possible (such as through My Concern and My Voice QR Codes around our facilities);
Ensuring safeguarding, child protection and adult at risk concerns are investigated swiftly and thoroughly in conjunction with statutory agencies – and with demonstrable outcomes.
Collectively, Wrexham AFC has an ongoing duty and commitment to ensure the game is a safe, positive and enjoyable experience for the thousands of children, young people and adults who regularly play, watch, coach, referee and volunteer, participating within a broad spectrum of activities at the Club.
The Club has a moral, legal, and social responsibility to provide a fun and safe environment for all those participating in these activities. Working in partnership with children and young people and their support network is essential in promoting and embedding our policy.
Our policy establishes the organisation’s position, role and responsibilities and clarifies what is expected from everybody involved within the Club. It very clearly highlights the importance placed by Wrexham AFC in the protection of children and young people; and safeguarding their welfare.
Individual responsibility is essential, and our united approach to safeguard across the Club is driven by a clear strategy, underpinned by our policies, procedures and regulations; and the information below aims to help everyone have access to Safeguarding information:
- To your club or league Designated Safeguarding Officer
- To your County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer.
- By emailing The FAW Safeguarding Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or The FA Safeguarding Team at safeguarding@TheFA.com;
- Using the QR codes found via the Safe Red Dragons posters at our venues, to access the online reporting system: 'My Concern' and 'My Voice'.
- If urgent and you cannot contact your club, league or County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer, you can contact the NSPCC Helpline for expert advice and support on 0808 800 5000 or email@example.com;
- If it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the Police (999 or 111) or Children’s Social Care in your area.
Wrexham AFC Safeguarding, Welfare & EDI lead - Llinos Preece
Wrexham AFC Academy Secretary, Safeguarding and Welfare Officer - Zoe Denman-Ellis
FAW - Safeguarding