Through this partnership the Foundation has access to a team of safeguarding professionals with over 200 years of combined experience working in public services across policing, education (MATs, school governance, and teaching), local authorities, health, and social care. Consequently, we have a deep understanding and breadth of capability for both child and adult safeguarding at strategic and operational levels.
We recognise the critical importance of creating and ensuring a safe and secure environment for all our participants, parents, staff, and wider community. We are committed to ensuring that safeguarding is a top priority, and our policy guidance provides information and outlines expectations for practice to help inform staff and volunteers of their professional responsibilities for safeguarding children and young adults at risk of harm.
Safeguarding is putting the safety and wellbeing of children or someone who is a vulnerable adult at the centre of every activity. And everyone has a duty to safeguard the welfare of children and other vulnerable people.
Download our Safeguarding Policy on Creating Safe Environments For Children & Young Adults At Risk Of Harm.
If you have a concern about the safety or welfare of a child or adult at risk in any aspect of their lives and they are involved in a Street Soccer Foundation activity or Street Soccer Foundation-linked programme or activity, please take immediate action.
In the first instance, please speak with the person in charge or supervising the activity who should forward your concern to a Safeguarding Officer. Otherwise you can send a confidential email to our safeguarding team here.
Tell us what is concerning you. A member of our safeguarding team will then respond to your email and advise you on the next best course of action. Please note that your documented concern will be recorded on our case management system and managed sensitively with information only being shared if it is necessary to ensure the safety of a child or adult at risk.
If it is a dangerous situation, we may contact Social Services or the Police. What we decide to do with your information will always be based on ensuring you are safe and not in any danger. Thank you for your support and co-operation.