If you know of a child who is at risk of harm, or if you are a child at risk of harm, then please let someone know. You can contact a club welfare officer by email:
Alternatively you might want to contact one of the organisations listed below.
Young Minds provides young people with tools to look after their mental health. They empower adults to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. And they give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world we live in.
- If you need urgent help text YM to 85258
- Website: https://youngminds.org.uk/
If you are a parent or carer worried about your child, speak to their experts at the Parents Helpline:
- Call for free on 0808 802 5544 (9:30am - 4pm, Mon - Fri)
- Email using their Parents Helpline contact form.
- Use their live Parents webchat service (9:30am - 4pm, Mon - Fri)
If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC’s professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support. If you are a child who is at risk of harm you can also call NSPCC. The number will not show on your phone bill, in case you are concerned about this.
If you are 18 or under Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help. The number will not show on your phone bill, in case you are concerned about this.
- Call: 0800 1111
- Website: https://www.childline.org.uk/
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
to make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors
Think U Know
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. It has advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer and is age-appropriate for anyone from age 4+.
To find out how to report your concerns to the FA’s safe-guarding team, or how to whistle-blow go to the FA website here.
The Hide Out
This space helps children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and find out how to take positive action if it’s happening to you.
- Website: http://thehideout.org.uk
Switch Café is a local organisation in Maidstone that supports our children from 11 years old and has a lot of links and phone numbers to support in various ways. This is a great resource for children who may need a little bit, or a big bit, of support. They have links to social services, and are all about inclusion and support.
Our own welfare team
We have a welfare team in the club and you can contact any of them if you have concerns about your own welfare or the welfare of another adult in the club.
Release the pressure
Life can get really tough sometimes, but talking can help. Kent Council Council provides a highly trained and experienced team available 24/7 to provide expert advice no matter what you are going through. Don’t suffer in silence: Make the call.
You can phone them on the number below or you can chat online via the website.
- Call: 0800 107 0160
- Website: Release the pressure
The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Are you experiencing domestic abuse?
- Website: https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
- Freephone: 0808 2000 247
Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity
- Webiste: http://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/
- Phone: 0800 999 5428
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org