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Millwall's Safeguarding Policy

Every child has the right to protection from abuse and exploitation. Safeguarding - and the protection of all children - is everyone’s responsibility. Millwall Football Club believes that it is always unacceptable for any child to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children by a commitment to practice which protects them. The safeguarding of all children will be made possible by adhering to our safeguarding policies, procedures and processes and by working in partnership across the organisation - as well as with external organisations and statutory bodies.

Reporting and escalation procedure

If you have a concern about the safety or welfare of a child or adult at risk participating in a Millwall Football Club activity please speak with the person in charge or supervising the activity who will forward your concern to a Safeguarding Officer. If that is not possible at that time, contact a Safeguarding Officer for that facility.  

Match Day Operations Officer Safeguarding Senior Manager 
John Darcy
Landline: 020 7232 1222
darcy@millwallplc.com

Club Welfare & Designated Safeguarding Officer
Vicki Fitzgerald 
Landline: 020 7232 1222
vfitzgerald@millwallplc.com

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer - Calmont Road Training Ground  
Karen Wilson
Landline: 020 7740 3464 
kwilson@millwallplc.com

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer – Academy 
Hayley Watson
Landline: 0208 850 4007
academy@millwallplc.com

Head of Education and Player Welfare
Paul Tighe
Landline: 0208 850 4007
ptighe@millwallplc.com

Abuse can happen anywhere, in the home or in a public place. If you have a concern about someone (child or adult) in the community, you can contact your local authority or a helpline. 

If a crime has been committed, report it to your local police on 101 or in an emergency 999.

The NSPCC helpline is a place adults can contact by phone or online to get advice or share concerns about a child. Trained helpline counsellors can provide expert help, advice and support 24/7. The service is free and you can remain anonymous. Call 0808 800 5000 (24 hours/free) or visit NSPCC.org.uk 

Childline is a free, private and confidential place where children and young people up to the age 18 can get help whatever the worry, online and on the telephone 24/7. Call 0800 1111 (24 hours/free) or visit childline.org.uk.