Safeguarding

Newcastle United Football Club is committed to being a place where everyone is safe, heard, valued and able to thrive. We will constantly strive to develop excellence in Safeguarding and Welfare through enhanced awareness and continuous learning.

Newcastle United Football Club is committed to being a place where everyone is safe, heard, valued and able to thrive. We will constantly strive to develop excellence in Safeguarding and Welfare through enhanced awareness and continuous learning. We are United in our shared accountability for safeguarding.

This means the Club considers Safeguarding to be everyone’s responsibility and therefore expects all adults engaging with children and/or adults at risk to proactively work to ensure these environments are safe and enjoyable. The club considers this responsibility to amount to a duty of care.

To meet this responsibility, our core Safeguarding principles underpin all the work we do.

These principles are:

  • The welfare of any child or adult at risk is, and must always be, considered paramount.

  • Children and adults at risk have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual identity or their personal circumstances, family life or previous life choices.

  • All adults have a responsibility to safeguard children and/or adults at risk.

  • Adults who work with children and/or adults at risk are responsible for their own actions and behaviours and must always ensure they behave in a way that would not lead any reasonable person to question their motives or intentions for working with children and/or adults at risk.

  • Children and adults at risk deserve to be respected, valued and listened to.

  • Parents, carers and other family members should always be encouraged to be involved in any relationship that exists between a child or adult at risk and the Club and/or Foundation, unless it is unsafe or deemed inappropriate to do so.

Our shared commitment to Safeguarding is reflected in the Club’s safeguarding resources and our Safeguarding Team is a source of expertise that drives best practice in all we do. We expect all of our partners, stakeholders and supporters to share our commitment to Safeguarding and promoting best practices.

We consider safeguarding to be everybody’s responsibility.

We also work closely with Newcastle United Football Club’s Head of Safeguarding and Welfare, Steve Swinyard, and we have our own appointed Safeguarding Officers.

You can find more information about the Club's safeguarding policies here.

Our Policies

Our safeguarding policies and procedures are adopted from the Club’s policies and meet all current legislation and best practice guidelines.

A copy of our core safeguarding policy is available to download below:

If you are concerned about the welfare of any child associated with a Newcastle United Foundation programme, please contact us immediately.

For more information about our safeguarding policies/practices or to report any concerns, please contact Jonny Larkin, Newcastle United Foundation Senior Safeguarding Coordinator.
Call 07393 013655 or email
safeguarding@nufc.co.uk

Alternatively, contact Debra Flasby, Newcastle United and Newcastle United Foundation Safeguarding and Welfare Lead. Call 07503 620939 or emailsafeguarding@nufc.co.uk

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