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Reporting a safeguarding concern: My Voice

This Play Safe Weekend, we are launching My Voice, a brand new, easy way to report any safeguarding concerns at Palace for Life.

At Palace for Life and Crystal Palace, our safeguarding mission is to provide a safe, positive, and enjoyable environment for everyone involved with us and our activities.

We have a dedicated safeguarding team to provide advice and support, ensuring there are robust measures in place across all aspects of Palace for Life.

INTRODUCING MY VOICE

My Voice is our brand-new tool for easily reporting safeguarding concerns – which may be about something that has happened or may happen or something that could harm someone.

My Voice is a simple online form that can be submitted by parents, carers, or Palace for Life participants. Concerns can be submitted using your name or anonymously.

The form can be accessed here.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Participants, carers, and or parents can simply open the online form and start submitting their concern by answering a few simple questions – using this link
  • Once a concern has been submitted, it will go straight to our dedicated safeguarding team who will action the concern.

Please note, that if you submit your concern anonymously, our safeguarding team will be unable to respond to your concern.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE FORM?

Posters with a QR code to the form will be dotted around the Palace for Life office and classrooms, where many sessions take place.

Some boards with the QR code will also be visible at some of our sessions outside of Selhurst Park.

My Voice concerns can also be submitted in the safeguarding section of our website. Just head to palaceforlife.org/about-us/safeguarding/ and click on the REPORT A CONCERN button on the right-hand side.

WHO CAN SUBMIT A CONCERN?

Anyone who is involved in a Palace for Life activity can submit a concern – that may be a participant of one or more of our sessions and parents and carers of participants.

PLAY SAFE 

Play Safe is an ongoing national FA-led campaign to ensure everyone understands how to play their part in safeguarding children throughout football.

Play Safe is run in partnership with the NSPCC and has the full backing of the Premier League, EFL, Barclays Women’s Super League and Barclays Women’s Championship. It is also supported at every other level of the game.

This year’s Play Safe weekend focuses on the safeguarding role everyone has to play – coaches, players, parents/carers, spectators or volunteers – to keep children and young people safe, no matter what the football setting.

Everyone, everywhere, every time, is encouraged to watch, listen, talk and act if they have any safeguarding concerns.

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