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Safeguarding Children

Palace For Life acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of all who come into contact with the Foundation.


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 Foundation, and we have a dedicated team of safeguarding professionals in place to facilitate this.

Palace for Life 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 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 also undertake an enhanced DBS check.

We actively encourage the reporting of any concerns and recognise and support the need for fair and proportionate investigations into any allegation of poor practice or abuse.

Should you need to get in contact with a member of the safeguarding team, please use the button on the right. Please note, this mailbox will only be monitored during working hours (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday).

The agencies below are available should you wish to speak with someone external to Palace for Life Foundation regarding safeguarding.

Please remember to contact the emergency services on 999 if someone is at immediate risk of harm.

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Surrey FA: 01372 387 090 or safeguarding@surreyfa.com

Local Authority:

Croydon: 020 8726 6400. (for children and adult services)

Sutton: 020 8770 5000 (for children and adult services)

Bromley: 020 8461 7373 / 7379 / 7026 (children’s services)

Bromley: 020 8461 7777 (adult services)

Read our Safeguarding Policy below:


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