The Premier League Charitable Fund has safeguarding policies and procedures in place that governs its own activities, as well as rules and requirements that govern the safeguarding arrangements at the professional football club community organisations (CCOs) which it funds.
Premier League Charitable Fund Safeguarding Policy
Premier League Charitable Fund's safeguarding policy is available here.
Safeguarding arrangements at CCOs
The Premier League Charitable Fund supports the CCO network to deliver safe and inclusive environments where everyone can achieve their potential and positively influence their communities.
The Premier League Charitable Fund does this through leading a culture where safeguarding is embedded across the programmes the charity supports and where everyone is enabled to play their part in understanding safeguarding, recognising and responding to any concern.
The Premier League Charitable Fund works with CCOs to deliver programmes, projects and events which promote safety, prevent harm and protect all. It works in partnership to steer continuous improvement in safeguarding practice through training, support and advice.
The charity sets safeguarding standards which strive to deliver safety for all.
The PLCF's Premier League Charitable Fund's Safeguarding Strategy 2023-2025 is available here.
While the Premier League Charitable Fund supports CCOs around managing safeguarding concerns and allegations, the responsibility for managing safeguarding within a CCO sits with the CCO itself and its Board of Trustees.
Getting advice and reporting concerns
If you are or your child is engaged in an activity delivered by a CCO, you should contact their Safeguarding Team for information about their safeguarding arrangements, advice or to raise a concern.
For a full list of the CCOs we support and links to their websites, please visit our Club Community Organisations page.
The Premier League Charitable Fund's Safeguarding Team can be contacted for safeguarding advice relating to a Premier League Charitable Fund event, or to help you to get in touch with your CCO Safeguarding Team.
Please email the Premier League Charitable Fund Safeguarding Team on email@example.com.
Alternatively, you can call 0207 864 9000.
Children under the age of 12
Information and support for children under the age of 12 can be found here: Childline and the Premier League
Children and young people aged 12+
Information and support for children and young people aged 12 and above can be found here: Childline and the Premier League
In the event of an emergency
In an emergency or if someone is in immediate danger, call the Police on 999 (or 101 for non-emergencies) and your local authority (council) Children's or Adults' Services Department.
The NSPCC helpline is available to anyone for advice or to share their concerns about a chil