Bromley Football Club is happy to be supporting Play Safe – a national FA-led campaign to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding in football.
Play Safe is being run in partnership with the NSPCC and has the full backing of the Premier League, EFL, Barclays FA Women’s Super League and the FA Women’s Championship. It’s also supported and being run across every other level of the game.
Play Safe includes a series of short films which emphasise the importance of having safeguarding as an everyday reality. The films also explain to parents/carers and children themselves what to do if they feel unsafe or worried because nothing matters more than making sure football is safe for everyone, especially children and young people. You can see these films below.
Play Safe – Children of all ages – Watch Now >
Play Safe – Parents & Carers – Watch Now >
“As a youth team coach, I will be working with my club to ensure we support the Play Safe messaging,” says FA Chief Executive Mark Bullingham. “I am also pleased that the campaign has the support of the former footballers with lived experience of abuse in football, who are on our Survivor Support and Safeguarding Advisory Group. The Group has collectively said:
“Learning from the past is crucial so that we can prevent the horrific experiences that happened to us and so many others in football, from happening again.”
Club Welfare Officer, Sue Whittaker, explains “At Bromley FC we believe that everybody has a role to play in safeguarding and we expect all staff, volunteers, participants and organisations with whom we partner, to share this commitment. Parents and guardians over the weekend are being invited to play their part in supporting us in our efforts to make football as safe and as enjoyable as possible for all children and young people in our care”.
Everyone is encouraged to familiarise themselves with members of our Welfare & Safeguarding team by clicking here >