Our Safeguarding Commitment
Leicester City Football Club is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk of harm. This commitment is shared by all staff who have a duty of care towards children and adults at risk they come into contact with because of their employment. All staff are required to abide by the Club’s Safeguarding Policy at all times.
Accordingly, the safety and welfare of young players in the men’s and women’s Academies, visiting young players, children and adults at risk taking part in any community activities/events, young apprentices in the Turf Academy, young spectators, adult spectators who may be at risk and any other children or adults at risk taking part in any Club activities/events or visiting any of the Club’s sites is of paramount importance.
All visitors including children and adults at risk will be protected by and be expected to follow the Club’s Safeguarding Policy whilst at any of the Club’s sites.
The Club takes all safeguarding concerns seriously. If you have any safeguarding concerns please contact the LCFC Safeguarding Team using the contact details below.
Please click HERE to download our Safeguarding Policy and Processes.
LCFC Safeguarding Team Contacts
Please note requests for trials should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
For other non-safeguarding matters please contact email@example.com
LCFC Safeguarding Team email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Head of Safeguarding: Beverly Huff
Men’s and Academy Safeguarding and Welfare Manager: Dale Bradshaw
Women’s Safeguarding and Welfare Manager: Vienna Osborne-Ricketts
Women’s Designated Safeguarding Officer: Laura Samuel
There is a Club confidential text message service for any safeguarding concerns and ideas: Text 80818 and start your message with the word SAFE.
Leicester City in the Community Safeguarding and Risk Manager: Stuart Hitchon
If you are worried about the immediate safety or welfare of a child, young person or adult at risk, or you cannot contact a club representative, you can also contact:
The Police – dial 999
The NSPCC – 0808 800 5000
Childline (for children and young people) – 0800 1111
Matchday | Frequently Asked Questions
Football clubs may differ in age restrictions for children and young people attending matches, which they also implement for travelling fans. Leicester City Football Club do not allow children under the age of 16 to attend a football match unless they are accompanied by a responsible adult aged 18 years or over.
FINDING OUT MORE
As part of the Premier League's growing partnership with the NSPCC, a bespoke landing page has been created on the safeguarding section of the Premier League's website. Children (12 and under) and young people (12+) can access information and get support with issues which may be affecting them by clicking HERE.
If you have any questions about safeguarding or wish to raise a concern, please email email@example.com or see the safeguarding team contact details above.
Support for non-recent child abuse:
Adult victims and survivors of childhood abuse within a football context can access information about the support available to them here.
NSPCC football helpline: Call 0800 023 2642
The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC): Call 0808 801 0331 or visit https://napac.org.uk/
Survivors UK: Call 0203 5983898 or visit https://www.survivorsuk.org/