LFC Foundation launch online safeguarding campaign

Noah Magaro-George Liverpool FC

The LFC Foundation has launched an online safeguarding campaign to help support their participants who are unable to attend their school and community sessions during the COVID-19 national lockdown.

All programmes delivered by the LFC Foundation were postponed last month due to the coronavirus outbreak and since then a series of online sessions have been made available for participants to access at home, including physical activity, mindfulness, LFC-themed puzzles and games, as well as a virtual Big Red Sports Day on Facebook on Friday April 24. 

The online safeguarding campaign will reach out to participants to address whether they need someone to talk to, have any worries or concerns as well as promoting the message of not keeping things to yourself. 

Specialist LFC Foundation staff and coaches will be on hand to offer their time to participants for a friendly chat as well as provide advice and support where needed.  

Matt Parish, LFC Foundation director, said: “The safety and wellbeing of our participants is our main priority and we know that during this lockdown period that some may be finding it difficult for an array of different reasons. 

“We want them all to know that we are here to support them, have a friendly, confidential chat and provide help if needed.”

If you require immediate advice, the below support services can provide you with essential help and guidance.

  • Samaritans – 116 123

  • MIND – www.mind.org.uk

  • Young Minds – 0808 802 554

  • Papyrus (teenage suicide / mental health) – 0800 068 4141

  • NSPCC Childline – 0800 1111

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – 0808 247 2000

  • Alcoholics Anonymous – 0800 917 7650

  • Talk to FRANK (addiction) – 0300 123 6600

  • Child net (e-safety) – www.childnet.com

  • Age UK – 0800 678 1602