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29 July 2012

The Safeguarding group

The Club has appointed Russ Castle as Safeguarding Manager who has responsibility for safeguarding at the Club. The Safeguarding Manager will promote awareness of safeguarding best practice and develop appropriate links and relationships across the whole of the Club. An Academy Children’s Services Officer, David Downs has also been appointed, who shall ensure that the Safeguarding Policy and Procedures are updated and in line with current legislation and regulations, and will liaise with the Premier League, the Football Association, the Local Safeguarding Children Board and other appropriate agencies in matters of safeguarding and child protection. 

A number of Safeguarding Officers, who work as designated persons within various areas of the Club, have also been appointed as the Safeguarding Team. The Safeguarding Officers have special responsibilities and are the focal point for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the area of their specific activity.

NameTitleTelephoneEmail
Russ CastleSafeguarding Manager01189681402 or 07788410568rcastle@readingfc.co.uk
Jackie EvansHR and Customer Service Manager01189681401jevans@readingfc.co.uk
Clive DoyleStadium and Matchday Safety Officer01189681115 (matchday only)clive.doyle@btinternet.com
David DownsAcademy Safeguarding Officer01189072248ddowns@readingfc.co.uk
Lee Herron Academy Development01189682667lherron@readingfc.co.uk
Gary WebbCommunity Trust Inclusion Officer01189072161gwebb@readingfc.co.uk
Kelly ChambersWomen & Girls development Officer01189370200kchambers@readingfc.co.uk
Dara Thomas'Young Royals' Marketing and Events executive01189681066dthomas@readingfc.co.uk
Shelley StrangeHead of Group tickets01189681066sstrange@readingfc.co.uk
Fiona Stockley  Megastore, Head of Merchandising01189681235fstockley@readingfc.co.uk
Katy PhillipsTickets & Disability Liasion01189681006kphillips@readingfc.co.uk
Steve PrinceThe Club Chaplain01189664474SPrince@brooksidechurch.org.uk


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