The Board of Trustees at Accrington Stanley Community Trust (The Trust) 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 Trust’s activities or utilise Trust’s facilities.

The 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 Accrington Stanley Community Trust and will be given to all adults working with our children and young people.

The well-being of children is paramount, and all staff must make themselves aware of the Trust’s Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy. The following guidelines will be supplemented by in-service training and additional guidance accordingly.

Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk Policy and Procedures


Accrington Stanley 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 DBS and reference checks.

We ask that all visitors to the Wham Stadium whether on a match day, 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.


Designated Safeguarding Officer for Accrington Stanley Community Trust;

Robert Houseman

01254 356950


If you have concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a child or vulnerable adult at Accrington Stanley Community Trust you can contact us via telephone or email. A member of our Safeguarding Team will review the information you have provided within 48 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:

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.

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