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Safeguarding

** Since the 20th March 2020 the Club closed all premises in line with Government guidance on COVID-19. All footballing activities have also been suspended in line with FA guidelines including those delivered by the Community Sports Foundation, Regional Development Programmes and Norwich City Women’s Football Club. It is recognized that there may still be times when staff need to engage with children, young people and adults at risk and that safeguarding concerns may continue to be raised.

Despite the restrictions imposed by COVID-19 Norwich City Football Club remain committed to ensuring the highest possible safeguarding standards. Our designated safeguarding staff are currently working remotely and have not been subject to the furlough process. Reporting channels remain unchanged however there may be a slightly altered response caused by social distancing. Where possible all contact with safeguarding staff will be conducted by telephone or mail in the first instance. **

 

Norwich City are committed to creating inclusive and welcoming environments where children, young people and adults at risk feel safe, valued and respected in line with our club values.

We aspire to create a culture where peoples views are asked for and they also feel confident to offer their own opinions. We believe this helps develop an environment where children, young people and adults feel able to share their concerns and everyone can challenge poor practice or behaviour.

Our dedicated Safeguarding Team work in partnership with colleagues, stakeholders and statutory agencies to keep those at risk safe from the risk of harm.

Our Head of Safeguarding, Gary Dack has overall responsibility for the following:

  • Safeguarding children, young people and adults at Risk
  • Promoting awareness of safeguarding issues
  • Providing guidance and support to Club staff and partners
  • Ensuring Safer Recruitment compliance
  • Liaising with external partners including Police, Local Authority Safeguarding teams, Premier League, the Football Association, Kick it Out and other bodies.

Our safeguarding policy is currently under review however it can be used for information in the interim.

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Anybody who believes a child, young person or adult at risk is at immediate risk of harm should contact the Police as soon as possible (Telephone 999 or 101)

Any non-urgent concerns about the welfare of a child, young person or adult at risk should be reported to Norfolk County Council’s customer services line on 0344 800 8020.

Alternatively, you can report club related concerns to our Safeguarding Team as below:

Email: safeguarding@canaries.co.uk

Telephone: 01603 721902

Mobile: 07780 475 005

Further Advice can be sought from the below:

Premier League

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

safeguarding@premierleague.com

Call: 0207 864 9000

The FA

The Football Association is English football's governing body. You can learn more about safeguarding in football on their website and safeguarding concerns can be emailed.

safeguarding@thefa.com

CLICK HERE to visit their website

 

Think you know

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.

CLICK HERE to make a report

CLICK HERE to visit their website

 

Childline

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.

Call: 0800 1111

CLICK HERE to visit their website

 

NSPCC

Adults can contact the NSPCC helpline 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).

help@nspcc.org.uk

Call: 0808 800 5000

 

Ann Craft Trust

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

Call: 0115 951 5400

CLICK HERE to visit their website

 

PFA

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. 

youthadvisory@thepfa.co.uk

Call: 0161 235 0575

The Offside Trust

The Offside Trust is the organisation set up and run by survivors of child sexual abuse in sport.

It provides support and advice on the healing journey and works to improve awareness of safeguarding.


CLICK HERE to visit their website

 

Educate against hate; Government advice and trusted resources to safeguard children from radicalisation, build resilience to all types of extremism and promote shared values.

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