Hartlepool United has joined the the FA and other football organisations at all levels of the game to support a national safeguarding campaign.
The Play Safe campaign has been developed by The FA and is being promoted by the whole country to raise awareness of the vital importance of safeguarding in football and how everyone can play their part in ensuring that football is a safe space for all.
The campaign, which is officially supported by the NSPCC, aims to make parents and guardians, as well as staff at all levels of the game, aware of how they can help protect the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. It also provides those young people with an understanding of the support available to them, should they require it.
The club are committed to create positive experiences where children and young people feel safe, valued, and empowered. This collaboration enables people to share knowledge on safeguarding and demonstrate best practice.
Centrally, the league continues to provide necessary training, support and guidance on safeguarding arrangements and awareness-raising measures. It has longstanding safeguarding rules in place, which aim to promote and protect the safety and welfare of children, young people and adults at risk who are engaged in all our activities.