Club Safeguarding | Swansea City
Safeguarding is Everyone’s Responsibility!
Swansea City Association Football Club Limited (the “Club”) is committed to safeguarding children and adults at risk.
The safety and welfare of children and adults at risk under the care of the club is paramount. All participants and visitors to club activities have a right to feel safe and be safe. All members of staff have a duty to keep children and adults at risk safe and help protect them from abuse or harm.
All children and adults at risk that engage with the club, regardless of age, culture, social background, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to feel safe and protected from abuse, exploitation and poor practice.
All suspicions, reports and/or allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly which may involve the appropriate local authority teams where necessary.
The Club acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults at risk, and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities, government guidance, recognised best practice and complies with Premier League / EFL rules.
The Club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment. The Club commits to employing a trained club-wide Head of Safeguarding and designated safeguarding officers who implement, maintain and monitor best practice across the club.
Adults at Risk Safeguarding Policy- Click here
Easy Read Adults Safeguarding Policy- Click here
Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy- Click here
Children’s Safeguarding Policy- Click here
Everyone has a duty to safeguard the welfare of children and adults at risk.
The Club has a number of people trained and ready to deal with matters of abuse, harassment or bullying involving vulnerable individuals.
If you have a concern about your own safety or the safety or welfare of a child or vulnerable adult in any aspect of their lives and they are involved in a Club activity you can speak to the following people:
- The person in charge of the activity who will refer on to a Safeguarding Officer
- Send a confidential email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- An appointed Safeguarding Officer below:
Head of Safeguarding
Academy Safeguarding Officer
Matchday Safeguarding Officer
If you are at all unhappy with the response from the Club, please contact:
Premier League – Jess Addicott (Head of Safeguarding) 020 7864 9173
EFL – Alex Richards (Safeguarding Manager) 01772 325940
If you are worried about the immediate safety or welfare of a child or adult at risk, you can also contact:
- The police on 999
- The NSPCC Childline on 0800 1111
- Social Services 01792 635180
Emotional Support (for both children and adults)
Samaritans: Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year. Talk to us any time you like in your own way and off the record, about whatever’s getting to you. Call us free any time on 116 123 (Welsh language line: 0808 164 0123) or email email@example.com Visit us – find your nearest branch on Samaritans.org
The NSPCC: The NSPCC work to prevent abuse, help rebuild children’s lives and support families. If you would like support or tips to help keep your children safe then visit their website. You can find information about helping your children at home and when they are away from home, children’s mental health, online safety, how to report abuse and neglect, along with a range of other issues. The NSPCC also run Childline and the CPSU which you can find out more about below.
Childline: When you call Childline on 0800 1111 you’ll get through to a counsellor, they’re there to listen and support you with anything you’d like to talk about. Or you can have a 1-2-1 counsellor chat online.
The Child Protection in Sport Unit: The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is part of the NSPCC and is funded by Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland, Sport Wales and UK Sport. Their aim is to help improve safeguarding and child protection practices within sport organisations, to ensure all children and young people are safe while participating in sport. You can find safeguarding advice and support on their website NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit | CPSU (thecpsu.org.uk)
The Anne Craft Trust: The Anne Craft Trust are a national charity that exist to minimise the risk of abuse of disabled children and adults at risk. You can call the Anne Craft Trust if you are worried, or need advice about safeguarding on 0115 951 5400
Net Aware: Bringing together O2’s tech know-how and the NSPCC’s expertise in protecting children, Net Aware is your guide to the latest social networks, apps and games used by young people. Their resources are designed to help parents have more regular conversations with their children about online safety – enabling more families to enjoy the digital world with confidence. NSPCC | Internet Safety for Kids | O2
Support for victims of crime
Victim Support: Victim Support provides free, confidential advice and practical help to anyone affected by any crime, no matter how long ago it took place, or whether it was reported to the police or not. Call free on VS Support line 0808 168 9111. Call Mon-Fri 8pm – 8am. Weekends 24 hour service
The Silver Line: The Silver Line Helpline is the only national, free and confidential helpline for lonely and isolated older people; offering information, advice and friendship. Call 0800 470 8090
Adults with sensory impairment
Action for Blind People: Practical help and support for blind people and people with visual impairments/difficulties. Call Mon-Fri 9am-5pm RNIB Helpline 0303 123 9999
Adults with mental health problems
Mind: Help for people with mental help problems: Call Mon-Fri 9am- 6pm 0300 123 3393
Adults affected by dementia
Alzheimer’s Society: Help for people with dementia and their family, friends and carers. Call 0300 222 1122.