Premier League Safeguarding

The Premier League aims to adopt the highest standards to promote and protect the safety and welfare of the children and adults at risk we engage with. We are committed to working in partnership The FA, Clubs, statutory authorities and other partners to provide welcoming and inclusive environments where children and adults at risk are safe, valued and respected.

Football’s safeguarding framework
  • The FA is football's national governing body and they set the safeguarding policy and regulatory framework across the game.
  • The Premier League has safeguarding policies and procedures in place that govern its own activities and rules that set out the requirements for each Club’s safeguarding arrangements.
  • Clubs have their own safeguarding policies and procedures in place. They also have staff with specific operational responsibility for safeguarding you can talk to for advice, if you have any concerns about your safety and welfare or if you are concerned about someone else.
Safeguarding publications

Our Safeguarding Strategy can be downloaded here.

Our Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups and Safer Recruitment Rules can be downloaded here.

Our Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.

Our Young Person’s Guide to understanding our Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.

Information about Affiliated Football’s safeguarding framework can be downloaded here.

Getting advice and reporting concerns
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Our Safeguarding Team can be contacted by emailing or by calling 0207 864 9000 for advice, to raise a concern or to help you get in touch with your Club’s Safeguarding Team.



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The Football Association is English football's governing body. Visit their website to learn more about safeguarding in football Safeguarding concerns can be reported to The FA's Safeguarding Team by emailing



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Visit for 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.



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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 service. Visit their website for further advice or support



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Adults can contact the NSPCC helpline by calling 0808 800 5000 or by emailing 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).



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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; Premier League and Football League Youth Development Rules, Academy registration and contractual offers, Football Association and FIFA Rules and Regulations. The PFA Youth Advisory Service can be accessed by calling 0161 235 0575 or by emailing


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The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is a partnership between the NSPCC, Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland and Sport Wales. The CPSU provide expert safeguarding and child protection advice to sports organisations and supports them with putting the right safeguards in place. Their website hosts a helpful resource library: