Safeguarding at Charlton Athletic
Charlton Athletic Football Club (“the club”) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people regardless of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or age.
By adhering to the club’s policies, procedures and best practice, the club enables children, and young people to participate in any club activity in an enjoyable, safe and inclusive environment. This equally applies to the safety and security of those working with and who are responsible for the activities involving children and young people.
The club has comprehensive safeguarding policies and procedures in place which meet the requirements of the FA Safeguarding Guidance, Affiliated Football’s Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures, legislation and local government requirements 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 the process of safer recruitment and training as well as promoting clear processes to deal with any potential issues or concerns.
What to do if you have a concern?
Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. If you have a concern about a child or young person who engages with the club or an employee, worker, consultant or agency staff of the club please contact the club on 0208 333 4000 and ask to speak to the designated safeguarding officer.
If you are worried about the immediate safety or welfare of a child or young person or you cannot contact the clubs designated safeguarding officer you can also contact:
• The Police - dial 999
• The NSPCC - 0808 800 5000
• ChildLine (for children and young people) - 0800 1111
• Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) via the Children’s Safeguarding unit at the Royal Borough of Greenwich - 020 8921 4477
• The FA – firstname.lastname@example.org