safeguarding policy

Lincoln City’s Safeguarding Commitment

 

The Board of Directors of Lincoln City Football Club and the Board of Trustees of Lincoln City Foundation are fully committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children, young people, adults at risk and all vulnerable groups, and through our respective core values and everyday actions expect all staff, players and volunteers to share this commitment.

Our overall joint aim is one of prevention and early intervention. We have in place provisions for children and young people, young players and adults at risk through commitment to our individual Policies and Procedures, including a robust recruitment processes, ensuring that:

 

  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of vulnerable groups are of paramount importance.

 

  • All children and adults at risk, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse, exploitation and poor practice.

 

  • Staff have a responsibility to act on a suspicion or disclosure that may suggest an adult at risk or a child is at risk of harm. Any concerns will be reported to the Safeguarding Manager and/or Designated Safeguarding Officers within each organisation.

 

  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

 

  • Lincoln City Football Club and Foundation have a responsibility to fully support anyone who in good faith reports their concerns that a child or adult is at risk of, or may be at risk of, being abused or mistreated.

 

Co-signed Clive Nates on behalf of the Board of Lincoln City Football Club and Simon Walters on behalf of the Trustees at Lincoln City Foundation

Your Designated Safeguarding Officer is Paul Hamnett. If you need to contact Paul please call 01522 563 792 or email paul.hamnett@lincolncityfoundation.co.uk

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