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Safeguarding

Manchester United Foundation believes that it is always unacceptable for a child, young person or adults at risk to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people, by a commitment to practice which protects them.

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Policy

Manchester United Foundation believes that it is always unacceptable for a child, young person or adult at risk (previously known as vulnerable adult) to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of these vulnerable groups, by a commitment to practice which protects them.

We recognise that:

• The welfare of children, young people and adults at risk is paramount.

• All children, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion and/or sexual orientation (defined as Protected Characteristics within the Equality Act 2010) have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse.

• Working in partnership with vulnerable groups, and their family or support network is essential in promoting and embedding our policy.

Click here to download our Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Policy

Click here to download the MU Foundation Safeguarding Referral Form

 

MANCHESTER UNITED AND CEOP JOIN FORCES


Millions of children across the UK have access to the internet.  It is now central to how they stay in touch with their friends and family.  However the internet is also a public place and while bringing many benefits and opportunities, also opens up new risks and challenges. That's why Manchester United Football Club has teamed up with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.


CEOP is part of the UK police, set up to tackle the sexual exploitation of children.  The CEOP Centre aims to educate children, young people, their parents, carers and fans to understand the risks they may face online and what they can do to empower themselves to stay safe. They also track, locate and hold child sexual offenders to account.


Football uses the internet to communicate to coaches, referees, scouts, medics, agents, young leaders, players, parents and fans. It's important to understand how to make use of this technology appropriately and working with the CEOP Centres education programme Thinkuknow will help to do this.