AFC Wimbledon recognises and accepts its responsibility for the safety and well-being of those children and young people who come within the care of the organisation and its staff. We accept the responsibility in the belief that the welfare and protection of children and young people is paramount. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and all staff and volunteers have a duty to safeguard the welfare of children and other vulnerable groups.
The Club has in place comprehensive safeguarding policies and procedures for all staff and volunteers, which meet the requirements of The EFL's guidance on Safeguarding Children and Young People, The FA Safeguarding Children Rules and Government legislation click here for both Children and Adult Safeguarding policies.
The FA has also released a document entitled 'Keeping Football Safe and Enjoyable', which outlines the safeguarding work being done right across football.
Anyone with a concern about a child's welfare should contact Club Designated Safeguarding Officer Frank Thompson who is the first point of contact for the organisation:
Alternatively, contact Operations Director David Charles (David.Charles@afcwimbledon.ltd.uk) or Academy Manager Michael Hamilton (Michael.Hamilton@afcwimbledon.ltd.uk). During office hours telephone the Club Office on +44 (0)20 8547 3528.
Concerns can also be reported to the local Police or Children's Social Care services or the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.