The Leeds United Foundation (the Foundation) recognises the importance of high standards of safety and welfare of all participants who come within the care of the Foundation. This includes children, young people and adults at risk who participate in The Leeds United Foundation projects.
Those we serve through the Foundation may be vulnerable to abuse. It is vital that we understand how to recognise, act, and prevent such abuse or opportunities for such abuse.
We continuously work to ensure that all Children/Young People and adults at risk, whatever their age, culture, ability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief, or sexual identity have the right to protection from abuse.
The Leeds United Foundation has established a policy and procedure to deliver the safeguarding aims of Leeds United, which are:
• To promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children / young people and adults at risk.
• To ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and have access to appropriate learning opportunities to enhance their knowledge of safeguarding – both identification of abuse and the reporting processes should there be a cause for concern.
• To ensure support is provided to any person who raises or discloses concerns.
• To ensure that confidential, detailed, and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored.
• To ensure that appropriate people are employed by and volunteer with the Club.
This policy applies to all Leeds United Foundation staff, management, volunteers, and Trustees, temporary or permanent and recognises that Safeguarding is everyone’s business. The key principles are applicable to all services and activities delivered or commissioned by the Foundation.
The Leeds United Foundation will ensure that all staff are familiar with the safeguarding policy and procedures, and are employed through a thorough safer recruitment policy Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility.
Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague’s conduct towards a child, young person or adult at risk can report their concerns to:
• Leeds United safeguarding: Safeguarding@leedsunited.com
• Direct to the local Police: 101 or 999
• Children’s Social Care: 0113 222 4403
• Adult Social Care: 0113 222 4401
• The Child Protection in Sport Unit: email@example.com
• The NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• The NCS whistle blowing helpline: 0800 9806 899 or email@example.com
• The FA’s Safeguarding Team: 0800 169 1863 or safeguarding@TheFA.com
• Premier League Safeguarding Team: firstname.lastname@example.org