Matchday wristbands are available for children to wear at Leicester Tigers home games as part of a new safeguarding initiative.
Supporting the club’s lost child practices, matchday stewards will be able to provide child wristbands and write a contact number and seat number, in the unlikely event of a child being lost.
The club’s safeguarding manager Kathleen Simpson has provided advice for families attending matchdays.
Before you arrive…
“Before visiting Mattioli Woods Welford Road, please talk to your child about what they should do if they become detached from you. Once inside the stadium, please reiterate the plan you have discussed with your child.
“Attempt to familiarise your child and yourself with your surroundings. You are welcome to introduce your child to one of our many stewards situated around the stadium. All our stewards are highly trained and happy to discuss our lost child policy.”
What if I lose my child?
“In the event of losing your child, please act quickly to alert our stewards if your child is missing. They are best placed to support and reunite you with your child quickly. Please do not panic, the stewards and the wider safeguarding team are there to help you.
Advice for lost children
“If you become separated from your adult, stay calm. Firstly, never try to leave the stadium. Go to your nearest steward and tell them that you are lost. If you have chosen to wear one of our Tigers wristbands, show the steward your band.
“They are there to help you and will take you back to your seat or wait with you at one of the four corners of the stadium whilst we call your adult.
“If you decided not to wear a wristband don’t worry we will wait with you at one of the four corners of the stadium whilst we find your adult.”
For more information regarding safeguarding at Leicester Tigers, please contact [email protected]uk