Derby County Community Trust
The Board of Trustees at The Derby County Community Trust (The Trust) and All Club Directors and Staff acknowledges and accepts it has a statutory obligation and responsibility for the wellbeing and safety of all Children and young people who participate in the all Club/Trust’s activities or utilise Club/Trust’s facilities.
The joint Club/Trust Safeguarding Children Policy applies to senior managers and all staff, paid or volunteers, sessional workers, agency staff, interns / students or anyone working on behalf of Derby County Football Club and Derby County Community Trust and will be given to all adults working with our children and young people.
The wellbeing of children is paramount, and all staff must make themselves aware of the Club’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy. The following guidelines will be supplemented by in-service training and additional guidance accordingly.
Derby County Football Club
Derby County Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The Club has systems in place to ensure that the welfare of vulnerable groups is dealt with appropriately and sensitively.
Everyone working at the Club has a duty of care to safeguard the welfare of children and young people by creating an environment that protects them from harm. Our standards of practice ensure all staff are fully aware of their responsibility.
The Club confirms that all staff that have a direct responsibility for children, young people or vulnerable adults (vulnerable groups) have been subject to the most stringent of recruitment practices which include Enhanced Criminal Record Checks and reference checks.
We ask that all visitors to Pride Park Stadium whether on a matchday, social event or at a corporate function, support the Club in safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you see, hear or even suspect something inappropriate has occurred between an adult and someone who could be deemed to be vulnerable, we urge you to report it to any senior manager, steward or hostess.
ONLY TOGETHER CAN WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE EXPERIENCE OF CHILDREN IN FOOTBALL – PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE.
Designated Safeguarding Officer for Derby County Community Trust
If you have concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child or vulnerable adult at Derby County Football Club you can contact us via telephone or email. A member of our Safeguarding Team will review the information you have provided within 24 hours and decide what action needs to be taken. You can also fill in our reporting form which can be found below.
We have a duty to share information that you give us with other agencies if we think that a child or vulnerable adult could be at risk of harm.
Alternatively, concerns can be reported to the following organisations:
- Direct to the local Police or Children’s Social Care services, information on this can be found here: http://www.derby.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/saf…
- The Child Protection in Sport Unit at: [email protected]
- The NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email: [email protected]
What we need from you
Please say as much as you can about the situation – it will help us take the right action. Tell us the facts that you know, as well as any concerns you have about the individual.
Can I remain anonymous?
You can contact us anonymously if you do not want to tell us who you are. However, it’s really helpful to have your name and contact details, as we may need to contact you for more information in order to protect the child or vulnerable adult that you are concerned about.