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Statement of commitment to safeguarding children & adults

The Community Sports Foundation are committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children and adults at risk, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity; all have the right to equal protection from all types of harm abuse and have the right to freedom from abuse.

We believe that it is always unacceptable for a child/adult to experience abuse of any kind and we recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children/adults. This commitment applies to all our staff including casual, volunteers and visitors.

The Community Sports Foundation has comprehensive safeguarding policies and procedures that have been endorsed by Norfolk’s Safeguarding Children’s Board through the NSCB Safer Programme.

The Foundation follows the principles, legislation, rules, regulations and guidance that underpin the safeguarding policies and procedures of Norwich City Football Club, the Premier League, the FA and Affiliated Football’s Safeguarding Policy.

The Foundation seeks to actively promote safeguarding within all partnership arrangements.

Policies

The Foundation’s safeguarding policies and procedures can be accessed here.

Click here to download the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board’s “Working Together To Tackle Child Sexual Abuse” flyer.

Designated Safeguarding Officers

Whist safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility, the Foundation have a team of designated safeguarding officers.

Tom Smith – Designated Safeguarding Trustee
Gavin Coe – Senior Safeguarding Manager
Lacie Gibson – Lead Designated Safeguarding Officer
Claire Pullen – Designated Safeguarding Officer (NCS)
Lauren Jordan – Designated Safeguarding Officer
Lewis Plowman – Designated Safeguarding Officer (Football)

Norwich City FC – Key contacts

Gary Dack – Head of Safeguarding, Norwich City FC
Tony Hedges – Safeguarding Manager, Norwich City FC

What to do if you have a concern?

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility. If you have a concern about a child, young person or adult at risk please contact the Foundation’s designated safeguarding team here or via telephone at 01603 761122.

If you are worried about the immediate safety or welfare of a child, young person or adult at risk or you cannot contact a club representative you can also contact:

The Police:                                                       999
The NSPCC:                                                    0808 800 5000
Childline (for children & young people):  0800 1111
Premier League:                                             [email protected]
The FA:                                                            [email protected]
Norfolk FA:                                                     [email protected]