BFC and BFCitC are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being 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. This includes 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, which ensures we provide a positive environment for visitors, participants and staff and that this is done safely.
BFC and BFCitC complies 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 – see link below
A full copy of our safeguarding policy is all available following the link below and our aim with this policy is to promote best practice throughout the Club.


With all the above in mind if you have a concern relating the safety and wellbeing of staff, participants or visitors to the Club, please contact either the person in charge of the session who will refer on to the Head of Safeguarding or you can report directly to: 

Helen Tanner, Head of Safeguarding
Email –
Tel No – 07714 792507


Affiliated Footballs Safeguarding Policy & Procedures

If you are concerned about the immediate welfare or safety of a child, young person or adult at risk you should contact:
The Police – 101 or 999 in an emergency
NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 or text 88858 or email
Local Authority 24 hour helpline – 0300 123 6720 for both adults and children