Getting advice and reporting concerns

Safeguarding means people and organisations working together to promote and protect the rights, safety and wellbeing of children and adults at risk.

While safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, the Premier League and member Clubs have dedicated safeguarding teams in place who can provide advice and who hold responsibility for leading the response to safeguarding concerns.

The Premier League’s Safeguarding Team can be contacted by emailing or by calling 0207 864 9000.

In an emergency or if you consider someone is at risk of immediate harm, call 999 (101 for non-emergencies).

Premier League safeguarding rules and procedures can be accessed here.

Recognising abuse and other harms

For more information on understanding abuse and other harms, and how to spot the signs, visit:


Adults at risk

Club safeguarding procedures and contacts

If you work for a Club or if you are or your child is engaged in a Club activity, you can contact their Safeguarding Team for advice or to raise a concern. Click on your Club below for more information:

AFC Bournemouth | Arsenal | Aston Villa | Brentford | Brighton & Hove Albion | Chelsea | Crystal Palace | Everton | Fulham | Leeds United | Leicester City | Liverpool | Manchester City | Manchester United | Newcastle United | Nottingham Forest | Southampton | Tottenham Hotspur | West Ham United | Wolverhampton Wanderers

Children and young people

Childline is a free, confidential service available online, on the phone, anytime for children and young people up to 19 years old.

Parents and adults concerned about a child

 If you are worried about a child, you can contact the NSPCC Helpline by calling 0808 800 5000 or by emailing

Keeping children safe online

Contact CEOP if you are concerned that someone may be behaving inappropriately or is seeking to groom a child in an online environment.

CEOP’s Thinkuknow website has information and advice to help children and young people, their parents and carers, and adults working with children and young people.

Adult survivors of childhood abuse

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

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse. NAPAC can be contacted by calling 0808 801 0331 or by emailing

Domestic abuse

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Men’s Advice Line run by Respect

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline run by Galop

Bright Sky app

Adult safeguarding 

The Ann Craft Trust is a national charity which exists to minimise the risk of abuse of disabled children and adults at risk. Visit the Ann Craft Trust’s website for more information:

Premier League Charitable Fund Safeguarding

The Premier League Charitable Fund's Safeguarding Team can be contacted for advice relating to a Premier League Charitable Fund event, or to help you to get in touch with your Club Community Organisation’s Safeguarding Team. Please email

EFL Safeguarding

Visit the EFL’s website to access information about their safeguarding arrangements and key contacts:

The FA Safeguarding

Visit the FA’s website to access information about football’s overarching safeguarding regulations: