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Safeguarding

31 October 2012

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SUPPORTERS are reminded that Plymouth Argyle Football Club is totally committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

These beliefs are firmly enshrined in the Customer Charter.

We acknowledge the role the club plays in creating a safer environment for everybody involved in football, especially for the more vulnerable, including children and young people.

As members of the Football Association, we subscribe to the FA’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, which state: “All children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.”

Plymouth Argyle operates a very clear policy of zero tolerance towards any form of behaviour by anyone working for, or associated with, Plymouth Argyle that contradicts that clear belief.

We expect all club officials, staff, volunteers and supporters to share this commitment. 
 
We will not hesitate to take the strongest possible action against individuals or groups who exhibit or tolerate such behaviour, in any environment.

Banter is an important part of the football experience and humour is welcome at Argyle.

There are, however, certain subjects where there can be no acceptable humour and the abuse of children – like racism, religious abuse and homophobia – is one of these.

We would encourage supporters to report to us anything which they feel contradicts the club’s safeguarding policy.

The primary contact is Supporter Liaison and Customer Care Officer Rick Cowdery, who can be contacted in normal club hours, 9am-5pm each weekday. In his absence, please contact Chris Parsons.

The club prefers comments to be made in by email to: argyle@pafc.co.uk.

You can also write to: Plymouth Argyle Football Club, Home Park, Plymouth PL2 3DQ.

Rick can also be contacted via: 01752 562561 (telephone) and 01752 606167 (fax) or rick.cowdery@pafc.co.uk (email).

We are proud to be a family club, where people of all abilities, ages, beliefs, genders, races, religions and sexual orientation can unite to enjoy “the Beautiful Game”.


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