PLAY SAFE: This is an important campaign

Carlisle United Football Club is again giving its full support to Play Safe – a national FA-led campaign to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding in football.

United’s chief executive Nigel Clibbens said: “This is an important campaign. The messages are important, and we want everyone connected with Carlisle United to know that safeguarding is something we take very seriously.

“Football must be safe for all ages, and the welfare of all players from Academy to Professional is a priority as far as we are concerned.

“Our Designated Safeguarding Officer, Scott Taylor, works closely with the Cumberland FA, the FA, the EFL and all relevant authorities to ensure that we are always doing what we need to.

“We fully support the ethos and important messages that Play Safe conveys - whether to club officials, parents/carers and vitally, to children and young people themselves.”

The campaign started last year (click HERE to see the launch article)   and is an important reminder to everyone in football that children’s welfare, and keeping them safe, should be at the heart of all that we do.

This season the Play Safe campaign highlights the vital role parents and carers play in in football. It directs audiences to the FA’s safeguarding course, developed specifically for parents and guardians. It can be accessed HERE.

It’s important that parents and carers recognise what needs to be in place for their child to have a positive football experience. That’s why Carlisle United is backing the Play Safe campaign. 

Full details of what the club does in the areas of Safeguarding can be found HERE.  

Contact details for our Safeguarding team can be found HERE.  

You can read more about Play Safe and watch related films HERE.

Further information about the NSPCC’s Keeping Your Child Safe in Sport Week is available

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