Palace For Life acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of all who come into contact with the Foundation.
Our safeguarding mission is to provide a safe, positive and enjoyable environment for all involved with Crystal Palace Football Club. We will work together to empower and protect individuals, listen and respond to their needs to ensure safeguarding is embedded throughout the club.
Crystal Palace Football Club and Palace for Life Foundation are firmly committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all individuals we come into contact with. It is a fundamental part of the culture of the club and the Foundation and we have a dedicated team of safeguarding professionals in place to facilitate this.
The Foundation works in partnership with a number of agencies that are specialists in a particular field such as education, mental health and law enforcement. Those partnerships complement the activities being delivered, but also ensure that risk is better managed by understanding potential issues of a particular group.
All staff have received safeguarding training which is refreshed regularly. All staff and sessional coaches undertake an enhanced DBS check, and this must be refreshed every three years.
We actively encourage the reporting of any concerns; recognising and supporting the need for fair and proportionate investigations into any allegation of poor practice or abuse.
Read our Safeguarding Policy