Chelsea Football Club is fully committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults at risk (vulnerable groups) that are in our care or attending our premises.
Through the application of our policies and procedures we aim to provide a safe environment for those engaging with the Club. This equally applies to the safety and security of those working with and responsible for the activities involving our vulnerable groups.
The Club takes our responsibilities for safeguarding and duty of care seriously and we are committed to getting the right people involved through safe recruitment and training, while also creating a positive environment for all visitors, participants and staff.
The Club complies with government legislation relating to safeguarding vulnerable groups and has comprehensive safeguarding procedures which meet the requirements of the FA Premier League, the FA’s safeguarding regulations and Affiliated Football’s Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures (see link below).
A copy of the Club Safeguarding Policy and Procedures can be downloaded using the link below and the aim of the policy is to promote good practice throughout the Club.
In the FA's video below, four England leaders – Wayne Rooney, Steph Houghton, Jack Rutter and Nathaniel Chalobah - outline four steps to safeguarding in English football.
If you have a concern of a safeguarding nature please contact the person in charge of the activity who will refer on to the departmental safeguarding officer, or you can contact:
Mark Walter (head of safeguarding)
Tel No: 07702 847255
If the safeguarding matter involves the Chelsea Foundation please contact
Jo Nicholson (operations and safeguarding manager – the Chelsea Foundation)
If you are concerned about the immediate safety or welfare of a child or adult at risk please contact:
The Police – 101 or 999 in an emergency
NSPCC 0808 800 5000 (24 hour helpline) or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Football Association has produced the following informaton film on safeguarding