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Play Safe weekend to highlight the importance of safeguarding within the game

28 September 2022

Community

Play Safe weekend to highlight the importance of safeguarding within the game

28 September 2022

Port Vale joining the EFL, FA and Staffordshire in promoting Play Safe campaign at this weekend’s fixture with Sheffield Wednesday

  • Port Vale promoting FA’s Play Safe campaign at this weekend’s match with Sheffield Wednesday
  • Representatives from Staffordshire FA will be in the Staffordshire University Fan Zone on Saturday to discuss the important role we can all play in providing a safe and welcoming environment across professional, grassroots and youth football
  • For further information on the FA’s Play Safe campaign, visit the FA website by [clicking here], while Port Vale supporters can view the club’s Safeguarding Policy by [clicking here]

Port Vale will join English football in promoting the FA’s Play Safe campaign this weekend, placing attention and focus on the importance of safeguarding within the game.

The Play Safe campaign is endorsed by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and will be supported across every level of English football, including the Premier League, EFL, Barclays Women’s Super League and Barclays Women’s Championship, and across the grassroots game.

This year’s campaign will highlight the role of parents and carers in safeguarding and the vital role they play in creating a safe, welcoming and friendly environment within the game.

The FA are encouraging parents and carers to complete a new and free online safeguarding course specifically developed for them, which can be accessed by [clicking here].

Staffordshire FA will be in the Staffordshire University Fan Zone at Vale Park this weekend, along with FA referees, to provide further information to supporters wishing to learn more about they can play in promoting safeguarding within the game.

Our captain for Saturday’s fixture will wear a dedicated Play Safe captain’s armband while Darrell Clarke will also wear a Play Safe pin badge to promote the campaign.

For further on Safeguarding at Port Vale and our Safeguarding Policy, please [click here].


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