Following last week’s update regarding the decision to furlough two thirds of our workforce due to the impact of COVID-19 we wanted to inform everyone how this has affected our Safeguarding Team and to remind you that we are still here to help you with any safeguarding queries you may have during this time.
Safeguarding remains our main priority and we are more than aware that support mechanisms for all involved in football are of upmost importance. Whilst many of our staff team are on furlough leave, we ask that you make use of the contacts below to support you with all of your safeguarding needs.
Phone: Kayleigh Saunders 02085156904 or Leigh O’Connor 02085151925
If your query is of an urgent safeguarding nature, then please contact The FA Case Management Team at The Football Association on (0) 844 980 8200 ext 4787. During 9-5 Mon - Fri.
If your query is regarding an urgent child protection matter and The FA offices are closed, please contact your local out of hours Children Services support team or in emergency the Police 999.
If you have a safeguarding concern or wish to whistle-blow about one please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You could also contact NSPCC 24 hour, free phone Helpline on 0808 800 5000 For those with hearing difficulty there is a text phone number 0800 056 0566.
For updates on how COVID-19 is impacting football please check our regularly updated news story here.