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Safeguarding and Welfare

Keeping people safe


Newcastle United Football Club is committed to being a place where everyone is safe, heard, valued and able to thrive.  We will constantly strive to develop excellence in Safeguarding and Welfare through enhanced awareness and continuous learning. We are United in our shared accountability for safeguarding.

This means the Club considers Safeguarding to be everyone’s responsibility and therefore expects all adults engaging with children and/or adults at risk to proactively work to ensure these environments are safe and enjoyable. The club considers this responsibility to amount to a duty of care.   

To meet this responsibility, our core Safeguarding principles underpin all the work we do.

These principles are:

  1. The welfare of any child or adult at risk is, and must always be, considered paramount.
  2. Children and adults at risk have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual identity or their personal circumstances, family life or previous life choices.
  3. All adults have a responsibility to safeguard children and/or adults at risk.
  4. Adults who work with children and/or adults at risk are responsible for their own actions and behaviours and must always ensure they behave in a way that would not lead any reasonable person to question their motives or intentions for working with children and/or adults at risk.
  5. Children and adults at risk deserve to be respected, valued and listened to.
  6. Parents, carers and other family members should always be encouraged to be involved in any relationship that exists between a child or adult at risk and the Club and/or Foundation, unless it is unsafe or deemed inappropriate to do so.

Our shared commitment to Safeguarding is reflected in the Club’s safeguarding resources and our Safeguarding Team is a source of expertise that drives best practice in all we do. We expect all of our partners, stakeholders and supporters to share our commitment to Safeguarding and promoting best practices. 

We consider safeguarding to be everybody’s responsibility.

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

Safeguarding 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 [email protected].

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 [email protected] 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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