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Safeguarding

Football as a whole takes the safety and welfare of children extremely seriously, and that is no different at Preston North End Football Club.

Providing a safe and positive environment for everyone involved in sport is a vital aspect of any club’s operations across all areas of the football club.

Preston North End takes its responsibilities very seriously in this area and, working alongside The Football Association, we are committed to:

  • Implementing preventative safeguarding measure and creating fun, safe football environments.
  • Making the reporting of concerns as easy as possible.
  • Ensuring safeguarding and child protection concerns are investigated swiftly and thoroughly in conjunction with statutory agencies - with demonstable outcomes.

The club complies with government legislation relating to safeguarding children and other vulnerable people. We also adhere to Football Association policy and regulations.

The club's safeguarding policies for all areas of the football club can be found below.

Anybody who believes a child, young person or vulnerable adult is at immediate risk of harm should contact the police as soon as possible (telephone 999 or 101).

Any non-urgent concerns about the welfare of a child, young person or vulnerable adult should be reported to Lancashire County Council on 0300 123 6720 or out of hours 0300 123 6722.

If you have concerns that any member of our staff, volunteer or participant has behaved in a way that has harmed and/or has demonstrated that they are unsuitable to work with children, young people or adults at risk please contact club safeguarding staff as soon as possible.  In such cases the club will liaise with the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) or Adult Social Care for consultation and advice. 

Such concerns and any other worries can be reported to our Safeguarding Team below. 

Email: SafeguardingTeam@pne.com - please note this inbox is monitored during working hours only.

Telephone: 0344 856 1964

Senior Safeguarding Manager: Zoe Hall

Club Designated Safeguarding Officer: Carole Player

Academy Safeguarding: Phil Brown

Match Day Safeguarding:  Guy Nellany  

Community & Education Trust Safeguarding: Rebecca Robertson

Contact details of various safeguarding support agencies can be found within the club’s safeguarding policies.