Arsenal Football Club PLC fully acknowledges and accepts its responsibility for the safety and well being of children, young people and adults at risk, who engage in activities carried out with the Club.
Their welfare is of paramount importance and is achieved by creating a safe and positive environment that protects them from harm.
- Safeguarding Children - Policy and Procedures.pdf
- Safeguarding Adults at Risk - Policy and Procedures.pdf
The Club has in place comprehensive safeguarding procedures which meet the requirements of The FA Premier League Rules, The FA Safeguarding Children Rules, Affiliated Football’s Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures and Government legislation to ensure the national standards for safeguarding are met and implemented throughout the Club. This includes creating a safe environment by getting the right people involved through a process of safe recruitment and training as well as promoting clear systems to deal with any issues or concerns.
If You Have a Concern
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and club personnel have a duty to safeguard the welfare of children and adults at risk. Arsenal Football Club has a number of people trained and ready to deal with matters of abuse, harassment or bullying involving vulnerable people.
If you have a concern about your own safety or the safety or welfare of a child or adults at risk who engage in Club activities you can speak to the following people:
- The person in charge of the activity who will refer on to a Safeguarding Officer
- The Club's Safeguarding Manager
- The appointed site or departmental Safeguarding Officer shown below
SAFEGUARDING MANAGER - CLUB
Club Safeguarding Manager, Children's Services Lead Officer, Adult at Risk Lead Officer and Lead Disclosure Officer.
0208 704 4803 (office)
07703 881616 (mobile)
0208 704 4831
Arsenal in the Community Safeguarding Officers
Freddie Hudson, Martin Davis, Jack McNicholl, Jack Ironside
Arsenal Ladies & Girls Centre of Excellence
Arsenal Academy (London Colney)
Arsenal Academy (Hale End)
Ruth Corry and Kate Harding
Sharon Cicco, Zoe Young, Sam Scammel
Travel, Events & Supporter Liaison
Arsenal Soccer Schools
Match Day Hospitality
Education & Welfare (Academy London Colney)
Box Office & Contact Centre
If you are worried about the immediate safety or welfare of a child or adult at risk you can also contact:
- The Police - dial 999
- The NSPCC Child Line - 0800 1111
- Islington Social Care Services via the Emergency Duty Team - 020 7226 0992
Staying Safe Online
Football uses the internet to communicate to players, parents, fans, coaches, referees, scouts, medics and agents, it’s important to understand how to make use of this technology appropriately and working with the CEOP Centre and their education programme, Think U Know will help to do this.
Arsenal Football Club wants you to stay safe online. There is plenty of help out there for both young people and parents and some websites and contacts are shown below.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre
Millions of children and young people across the UK have access to the internet. It is now central to how they stay in touch with their friends and family. However the internet is also a public place and while bringing many benefits and opportunities, also opens up new risks and challenges.
That’s why the Premier League and Arsenal FC have teamed up with The FA and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
CEOP is part of the UK police, set up to tackle the sexual exploitation of children. The CEOP Centre aims to educate children, young people, their parents, carers and fans to understand the risks they may face online and what they can do to empower themselves to stay safe.
If you suspect online child abuse or have concerns about something that may have happened online, click this button and take action.
CEOP - Think U Know
Think U Know
Emails, websites and social media play an ever increasing part in children’s lives. Most of the time the World Wide Web is fun, informative and safe however, there are also people out there who use it for inappropriate reasons.
Do you think you know who is on the other end of your web chat?Copyright 2015 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 1 Oct 2013