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Safeguarding and Welfare

Keeping people safe

Newcastle United Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of every person we engage with. The Club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors, partners and guests to share this commitment and take responsibility for immediately reporting any concerns they may have regarding the welfare of any child, young person or adult at risk.

Our responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk whilst under the care of the club is considered paramount;
  • Respecting the rights of all children, young people 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 safety and protection from abuse or harm;
  • Taking all suspicions, reports and/or allegations of abuse seriously & taking action accordingly;
  • Referring all concerns and allegations of abuse to the relevant authorities ;

As a measure of the Club’s commitment to Safeguarding, the club employs trained Safeguarding professionals whose job is to support our workforce and those who engage with to ensure we embed the best possible working practices within every aspect of Club operation.  

We consider safeguarding to be everybody’s responsibility.

Our Policies
Download Newcastle United FC’s Safeguarding policies below:

Safeguarding Adults Policy   Safeguarding Children Policy

Copies of Newcastle United Foundation’s Policies can be found at:


Useful links
If you would like to find out more information about safeguarding and welfare in general, or you are in need of support with something, the following links may be useful:

Safeguarding information for Newcastle United Foundation can be found at:

Information regarding how the Football Association safeguard children and adults at risk can be found at:

Information regarding how the Premier League and the Premier League Charitable fund safeguard children and adults at risk can be found at:

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.

The PFA Youth Advisory Service can be accessed by calling 0161 235 0575 or by emailing youthadvisory@thepfa.co.uk.

Information regarding about the work the Newcastle Safeguarding Children’s Partnership and the Newcastle Safeguarding Adults Board do can be found at:

Adults can contact the NSPCC helpline by calling 0808 800 5000 or by emailing help@nspcc.org.uk 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).

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 www.childline.org.uk.


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