Ensuring the safety of all those involved with us at Bristol City Robins Foundation is of paramount importance and we, therefore, have implemented a robust safeguarding process to ensure this.
Bristol City Robins Foundation is committed to ensure that every individual associated with the organisation is safe and secure to participate in a broad spectrum of activities relating to football.
We accept that it is our responsibility to assist in the welfare of children and young people and to safeguard them from poor practice, abuse, and bullying.
All individuals associated to the Robins Foundation have a role and responsibility to help ensure the safety and welfare of children, young people, and adults at risk.
All staff are aware of the safeguarding policies and where required, are DBS checked. Training is delivered annually and where appropriate, to ensure all staff are up to date with the current guidance.
Our safeguarding referrals are managed on a secure central portal (MyConcern). When working with other partners and organisations, we will work alongside their own safeguarding protocols and procedures.
Designated Safeguarding Officer
Burnadette Phippen – Designated Safeguarding Officer
Phone: 07469 280347
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer
James Howiantz – Bristol City Robins Foundation Primary Stars Lead
Senior Safeguarding Manager
Maggie Martin – Senior Safeguarding Manager
Phone: 07880 140411
Dave Baker – Bristol City Robins Foundation Trustee
Mental Health First Aider
Polly Wardle – Bristol City Robins Foundation Head of Education
Equality and Diversity Lead
Sam Smith – Bristol City Robins Foundation Engagement Officer (Disability)
Further Education Manager
Charlotte Plumb- Further Education Manager
Should you have any safeguarding concerns, below are a number of helpful contacts.
National contact details:
- FA Safeguarding
- EFL Trust Safeguarding & Incident Manager
- EFL Welfare officer - Alex Richards
- The Premier League
- NSPCC helpline
Phone: 0808 800 5000
Regional contact details:
- Gloucestershire FA Designated Safeguarding Officer - Hugh Feltham
- Somerset FA Designated Safeguarding Officer - Shirley Needham