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NEWS: 'Safe Sky Blues' safeguarding project launched

8 September 2023

Club News

NEWS: 'Safe Sky Blues' safeguarding project launched

8 September 2023

Coventry City are launching ‘Safe Sky Blues’, a new project aimed at putting safeguarding at the heart of the Club.

Coventry City is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and endeavours to ensure the safety of all those who engage with and come into contact with the Club.

Safeguarding is preventative and reactional measures taken by the Club to ensure:

  • the risk of harm or mistreatment to the welfare of vulnerable groups is minimised
  • the health or wellbeing of vulnerable groups is not impaired when engaging in Club related activities
  • an environment exists that allows vulnerable groups to be cared for safely and allows for the best possible outcomes for them and provides them with the best life chances possible.

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility and the new project will highlight the importance of Safeguarding on matchday and non-matchdays, with information posters in the concourse at the Coventry Building Society Arena, the Ticket Office and Club premises in the Academy at the Alan Higgs Centre and the Ryton Training Ground.

Through Safe Sky Blues, anyone with a concern is encouraged to follow these steps:

Speak to somebody
Ask for help
Find someone who can help
Ensure every person is safe and happy

If you have a safeguarding concern on a matchday, the Sky Blues have a dedicated safeguarding team who routinely walk around the Arena who can help, or you can scan the QR code displayed on posters.

You can also report a Safeguarding concern directly to the Club using this link: MyVoice (thesafeguardingcompany.com) or by contacting safeguarding@ccfc.co.uk

All staff, players, volunteers, participants, contractors and guests have a responsibility to report any Safeguarding concerns and take personal responsibility for Safeguarding, and the Sky Blues aim to develop a culture of safeguarding vigilance throughout the Club.

More information about Safeguarding at Coventry City can be seen here

Dave Boddy, Coventry City Chief Executive, said:

“Safeguarding is a very important aspect of the Club on matchday and non-matchdays. We all have a responsibility to ensure the safety of each other and the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and by launching this project we are showing our commitment to doing that.”

Kirstie Patrick, Head of Safeguarding at Coventry City, said:

“Safe Sky Blues is an important aspect of us highlighting the importance of safeguarding throughout Coventry City Football Club and ensuring that we all play our part in ensuring each others safety.

“If you feel uncomfortable, worried or see something that doesn’t feel quite right, our safeguarding support team is there to help or you can use the reporting link or safeguarding@ccfc.co.uk email address to send your concern directly to us.”

See an example of the posters fans will see on matchdays here


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