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Premier League Safeguarding

Our commitment

The Premier League and Premier League Charitable Fund place great importance on safeguarding and we believe that everyone has the right to enjoy football and participate in our activities in safe and inclusive environments.?

We are committed to:

? ? ?Working in partnership with Clubs, Club Community Organisations, The FA, statutory agencies and other key partners to promote and protect the safety, welfare and wellbeing of children and adults at risk.
? ? ?Ensuring that safeguarding responsibilities and procedures for raising concerns are widely understood and embedded in our values and practice.?
? ? ?Creating an environment where it is as difficult as possible for any form of abuse, exploitation or mistreatment of children and adults at risk to take place.
? ? ?Implementing robust safeguarding governance arrangements.?
? ? ?Embedding a holistic approach to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children and adults at risk.?
? ? ?Raising awareness and empowering everyone we engage with to create safe environments, to identify and respond appropriately to safeguarding concerns.
? ? ?Empowering children and adults at risk to understand their rights and where they can get help or advice if they need it.

Football’s safeguarding framework
  • The FA sets the safeguarding policy and regulatory framework across the game.
  • The Premier League and Premier League Charitable Fund have safeguarding policies and procedures in place that govern their own activities, as well as rules and requirements that govern Club and Club Community Organisation safeguarding arrangements.
  • Clubs and Club Community Organisations are required to implement their own safeguarding policies and procedures that must be consistent with football authority regulations, legislation, statutory guidance and current best practice. Club and Club Community Organisation compliance with our Safeguarding Rules and Standards is subject to regular independent scrutiny.?
Safeguarding publications

Affiliated Football Safeguarding Policy

Premier League Safeguarding Policy

Young Person's Guide to understanding our Safeguarding Policy

Game Safe Guidance for Children and Young People

Premier League Safeguarding and Youth Development Rules

Premier League Safeguarding Standards

Premier League Charitable Fund Safeguarding Standards

Premier League Safeguarding Strategy

Premier League Safeguarding Privacy Policy

Getting advice and reporting concerns

Our Safeguarding Team can be contacted by emailing or by calling 0207 864 9000 for advice, to raise a concern or to help you get in touch with your Club’s Safeguarding Team.

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Support for adult victims and survivors of childhood abuse

NSPCC football helpline: 0800 023 2642

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) can also be contacted by calling 0808 801 0331 or by visiting their website.

Adult victims and survivors of childhood abuse within a football context can access information about the support available to them here.

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The Premier League Charitable Fund Safeguarding Manager, Kate Singleton, can be contacted by emailing or by calling 0207 864 9000 for advice, to raise a concern or to help you get in touch with your Club Community Organisation’s Safeguarding Team.

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Visit the FA’s website to access information about football’s overarching safeguarding regulations and policies or to report a concern:?

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Visit for advice on internet safety and safe surfing. You can contact them confidentially if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, if you are worried about somebody else or to report online abuse.

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Childline is a free and confidential service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday. They are available any time, day or night. You can contact them by phone, by email or through their 1-2-1 counsellor chat service. Visit their website for further advice or support

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Adults can contact the NSPCC helpline by calling 0808 800 5000 or by emailing to get advice or share their concerns about a child, anonymously if they wish. Trained professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In an emergency and/or if someone is in immediate danger, call the Police on 999 (101 for non-emergencies).



Contact the Ann Craft Trust safeguarding adults advice helpline by calling 0115 951 5400. Visit their website for further advice or support?

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The PFA Safety Net is an online support service for Academy players that offers advice and information on matters like mental health, relationships and lifestyle choices. Parents/carers and club staff can also access this service for advice and information.?The Safety Net forms part of the PFA Youth Advisory Service that offers independent advice relating to; Football Authority rules, regulations and Academy registration and contractual offers. The PFA Youth Advisory Service can be accessed by calling 0161 235 0575 or by emailing

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