Burnley FC and Burnley FC in the Community (BFCitC) are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all vulnerable groups who attend our premises or are in our care; this includes children, young people and adults at risk.

Safeguarding runs through our club and is supported and endorsed by Trustees of the club. We aim to provide a safe environment for anyone engaging within the club, including the safety and wellbeing of those working with and responsible for activities involving vulnerable groups.

The whole club takes this responsibility for safeguarding and our duty of care seriously and we ensure this by getting the right people in the right roles through safe recruitment and training. This ensures that we provide a positive environment for visitors, participants and staff and that this is also done safely.

Burnley FC and BFCitC comply fully with government legislation relating to safeguarding vulnerable groups and our procedures meet the requirements of the Premier League, the FA Safeguarding regulations and Affiliated Football’s Safeguarding Children Policy.

A full copy of our Safeguarding Policy is available by clicking here.

If you have a concern relating to the safety and wellbeing of staff, participants or visitors to the club then please contact either the person in charge of the session or our Head of Safeguarding, Helen Tanner, on:

Email –
Telephone – 07714792507

Or our Safeguarding Officer, Sharon Swindells, on:

Email –
Telephone – 07809902145

Affiliated Football’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

If you are concerned about the immediate welfare or safety of a child, young person or adult at risk you should contact:

Police – Ring 101 or 999 in an emergency.

NSPCC – Ring 0808 800 5000, text 88858 or email

Local Authority’s 24-hour helpline – Ring 0300 123 6720 for both adults and children.