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Posted: Wed 01 Jul 2015

AFC Bournemouth is committed to protecting all children, young adults and adults at risk that are in its care or attending its premises.

Providing a safe and positive environment for everyone involved in sport is paramount to the club.

The club takes its responsibilities to safeguarding seriously and is committed to:

• Getting the right people involved through safe recruitment and training
• Creating a safe environment for all visitors, participants and staff
• Having and promoting clear systems to deal with any issues or concerns

The club complies with government legislation relating to safeguarding children, young adults and adults at risk. It has in place comprehensive safeguarding procedures which meets the requirements of the Premier League rules, the FA safeguarding children rules and Affiliated Football’s safeguarding children policy and procedures.

Affiliated Football’s safeguarding policy and procedures can be found here, whilst AFC Bournemouth's safeguarding children policy can be found here and AFC Bournemouth's safeguarding adults at risk policy can be found here.

If you have a concern you can contact the person in charge of the club activity who will refer on to the departmental safeguarding officer or you can contact:

Steve Thorpe (safeguarding manager)
Telephone: 01202 726329/07554 446446

If you are worried about the immediate safety or welfare of a child or adults at risk contact:

Matchdays: A member of the stewarding safety team
The police: 101 or 999 in an emergency
The NSPCC 24 hour help line: 0808 800 5000 or email
Text phone for deaf users: 0800 056 0566
NSPCC SMS: 88858

Bournemouth children’s social care
Children First duty team
01202 458101

Bournemouth adult social care
Care Direct
01202 454979

Social Services out of hours service
01202 657279