Policies and Procedures

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups 

AFC Bournemouth is committed to protecting all children, young persons and adults at risk 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 and policies to deal with any issues or concerns.

The club is also committed to address the additional vulnerability of some participants and the extra barriers they may face.


AFC Bournemouth Safeguarding Manager – Steve Thorpe
Tel 01202 726329
Mobile 07554 446446

AFC Bournemouth Head of Community Sports Trust (Safeguarding Officer) – Steve Cuss
Tel 07973 893594

AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust Operations Co-ordinator (Safeguarding Officer) – Andrew Battison
Tel 07887 384762

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

The Police: 101 or 999 in an emergency
The NSPCC 24 hour help line: 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk
Text phone for deaf users: 0800 056 0566
NSPCC SMS: 88858

Bournemouth Children’s Social Care
Children First duty team
Phone: 01202 458101

Social Services out of hours service
Phone: 01202 657279

Bournemouth Adult Social Care
Care Direct
Phone: 01202 454979

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