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Following the recent press coverage relating to youth football we would like to reassure all parents and members involved in the club that as the Foundation and the club take safeguarding very serious and conduct many processes to reassure that all children at the club are safe.

Loughborough Phoenix Football Club acknowledges that every child or young person who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from poor practice or even abuse. To do this we understand this is the responsibility of every club official, spectator and member involved in our club to play their part in enforcing our clubs safeguarding policy.

As part of our commitment to this cause every coach, manager or club official has to complete an enhanced Football Association CRC check, before being allowed to work with our clubs young members.
All our teams have a minimum FA level 1 qualified coach working with them to provide age appropriate delivery.
Both coach and managers are also required to undertake safeguarding training.

Our clubs registered FA Club Welfare officer at present is KULLY BASSI who work's closely with the Football Association to to keep the club up to date with safeguarding practices, manage concerns raised by individuals and relay information onto the respective support networks and enforcement agencies where necessary.

For more information relating to Club Welfare and safeguarding - please feel free to contact
Tony Sparano (CHAIRMAN) on 07500 773594. EMAIL:


Whistle-blowing can be used as an early warning system or when it’s recognised that appropriate actions have not been taken. This approach or policy is adopted in many different walks of life.

It is about revealing and raising concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation or within an independent structure associated with it.

Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague can also use whistle-blowing by calling 0800 169 1863 and asking for The FA's safeguarding team, or via email on

Alternatively you can go direct the Police or Children’s Social Care and report your concerns there, or to the Child Protection in Sport Unit via or the NSPCC Helpline via 0808 800 5000 or by emailing

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