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Safeguarding Children Statement

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. A full copy of the policy is available to staff, players and parents, etc. upon request to the Club Office or to welfare@afcwimbledon.ltd.uk.

The FA has 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 Lead Designated Safeguarding Officer Frank Thompson who is the first point of contact for the organisation:

Email: welfare@afcwimbledon.ltd.uk
Tel: +44(0)7747 764 349

Alternatively, contact Operations Director David Charles (David.Charles@afcwimbledon.ltd.uk) or Academy Manager Jeremy Sauer (Jeremy.Sauer@afcwimbledon.ltd.uk). During office hours telephone the Club Office on +44 (0)20 8547 3528.

Alternatively, concerns can be reported to the local Police or Children's Social Care services or the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or by emailing help@nspcc.org.uk.