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Welfare and Safeguarding 

City of Liverpool Football Club seeks to be an inclusive footballing expression of our city region identity, community owned and operated and providing a foundation for grassroots football to thrive and grow.

 

Our promise:

  • We will give you a warm and friendly welcome
  • We take pride in ourselves and our surroundings
  • Your safety is our priority
  • We will go the extra mile to help you
  • We want you to have a great day at COLFC

 

 

Providing a safe and positive environment for everyone involved is a vital aspect of any club’s operations. City of Liverpool FC takes its responsibilities very seriously in this regard, and in particularly where children and adults at risk are present at any club-led activities.

 

All participants and visitors to club activity have the right to feel safe and to be safe. Wherever they come into contact with the Club they will be treated equitably with dignity and respect. All our members of the Club workforce have a duty to keep children and adults at risk safe and to help protect them from abuse or harm.

 

Click on the files below to download the City Of LIverpool FC Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct.

COLFC Respect Code Of Conduct Document
COLFC Respect Document NWCFL Copy.doc
Microsoft Word document [202.5 KB]
COLFC Safeguarding Policy
COLFC Safegaurding Policy Final 14917.do[...]
Microsoft Word document [102.0 KB]

Further information

UK Mental Health and General Helplines:

 

CALM: 0800 58 58 58
Childline: 0800 11 11
Maytree: 0207 263 7070
Mind: 0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Mon-Fri) or info@mind.org.uk
Papyrus: 0800 0684141

Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line: 0300 5000 927 (10am-2pm Mon-Fri) or info@rethink.org

Samaritans: 116 123 or jo@samaritans.org
The Mix: 0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm Free to Call)
Veterans UK: 0808 1914 218
YoungMinds: 0808 802 5544

Liverpool City Council Careline: 0151 233 3700

Merseyside Police: 0151 709 6010 or 999 in an emergency

Here is a list of related organisations and websites which can provide further information.

Samaritans

 

Every six seconds, somebody contacts us. Ten times a minute, we can help someone turn their life around. That’s a privilege, and a huge responsibility.

We know we can help people before it's too late.

State Of Mind

 

The State of Mind programme was established in 2011 with the aim of improving the mental health, wellbeing and working life of rugby league players and communities. 

Mind

 

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

The Lee Cooper Foundation

 

We are a group ran by teenagers, for teenagers and our aim is to spread awareness and end the stigma around mental health. Also to help those who need someone to talk to and aid them in any way we can.  #letschat

Hub of Hope

 

The Hub of Hope is a first of its kind, national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, together in one place.

Zero Suicide Alliance

 

The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaboration of NHS trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. We are ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all.

BBC Actionline

 

Provides Information and Support for all issues that may have appeared in recent programmes

Time To Change

 

We are Time to Change, the growing social movement changing how we all think and act about mental health. Still too many people are made to feel ashamed or isolated because they have a mental health problem but we're here to change that.

O2 and NSPCC

 

The internet is like a magician's hat. And if you're worried what your kids will find inside, our free advice will help you keep them safe online.

Articles

‘The rat in my head that won't stop’

7 Feb 2018
 

Accrington Stanley striker Billy Kee speaks openly about his struggle with severe anxiety and depression.

Contact

Chief Welfare Officer

 

Mike Caulfield

 

mike.caulfield@colfc.co.uk

 

Mike, who has been a member of the club since 2016, has always undertaken this role in an informal way on COLFC’s behalf. Mike is an Advanced Practictioner in Mental Health for the NHS and has previously led the focus group that created the club’s Respect policy and has assisted club members who have needed support. 

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