Southampton Football Club is committed to protecting all children, young people and adults at risk that are in our care or attending at our premises.
Providing a safe and positive environment for everyone involved in sport is a vital aspect of the Club.
The Club takes its responsibilities seriously in this area and we are committed to:
• Getting the right people involved through safe recruitment and training
• Creating a safe environment for all visitors, participants and staff
• Having and promoting clear systems to deal with any issues or concerns.
Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures
The Club has in place comprehensive safeguarding policies and procedures which meet the requirements of The Premier League Rules, The FA Safeguarding Children Rules and Government legislation to ensure the national standards for safeguarding are met and implemented throughout the Club. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and club personnel have a duty to safeguard the welfare of children and adults at risk.
A full version of the club's Safeguarding policies can be downloaded here
If you have a concern
If you have a concern about your own safety or the safety or welfare of a child or vulnerable adult who engage in Club activities you can speak to following people:
The person in charge of the activity who will refer on to a Safeguarding Officer
Academy - Ian Herding 02380 427775
Saints Foundation – Tom Barrett & Mark Gamble 02380 711950
Nigel Walsh, Kay Andrews & Charlotte Howe 02380 711901
Stewards – Beth Rowley & Steve Axton 02380 711901
If you are worried about the immediate safety or welfare of a child or an adult at risk you can also contact:
The Police – dial 999
The NSPCC Child Line – 08001111
Children’s Assessment Team - 02380 833336