English Football is set to unite again over the weekend of the 30th of September to promote Play Safe - a countrywide campaign to focus attention on the vital importance of safeguarding in our national game.
Led by the Football Association, the Play Safe campaign is endorsed by the NSPCC and will be supported across every level of English Football, including the Premier League, EFL, Barclays Women’s Super League, Barclays Women’s Championship, and the grassroots game.
This year’s Play Safe weekend focuses on the safeguarding role everyone must play - coach, player, parent, carer, spectator, or volunteer - to keep children and young people safe, no matter what the football setting. Everyone, everywhere, is encouraged to watch, listen, talk, and act if they have any safeguarding concerns.
This season we are asking our network of clubs and leagues at every level of the game (and individuals if they wish) to tell us what they are planning to do to make a difference over the Play Safe weekend, by taking an online Play Safe Pledge.
TAKE THE PLEDGE HERE
As part of our support of Play Safe, we are also asking U18s involved in grassroots football to provide feedback on their experiences, to help shape our decisions. By simply filling in our 2-minute Survey, you will be entered into a draw for the chance to win a pair of free tickets to Thorpe Park Resort.
TAKE THE SURVEY HERE
If you have any safeguarding concerns or need any safeguarding support, please follow the link below.