Dagenham United FC
Dagenham United FC
The Daggers established 1961

Dagenham United is committed to safeguarding players, officials, guardians and all our members so that we all enjoy the beautiful game fully protected and safe. If you have any concerns for your or anyone’s safety please contact in the first instance our club welfare officer Karen Rothon karenrothon@hotmail.co.uk Tel : 07958672350

If you find difficulty in contacting Karen you may also consider contacting the NSPCC in full confidentiality. Tel 0808 800 5000 or CEOP Command https://www.ceop.police.uk/safer-by-design/safety-centre/
Dagenham United, along with the FA and all football organisations, is addressing the changing challenges to best practice in safeguarding young people. We are aware of the fresh challenges from increased social media usage – although social media sites require young people to be age 13 before they can use the sites it is estimated that 50 % of 11, 12 year olds have social media profiles and 20% of this group are upset nearly every day from on line activity – 300 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day.
Keep football safe not sorry – Dagenham United is committed to creating a safe and creative environment to support and develope every young person’s opportunities to be involved in football. We acknowledge that the number of young players with a disability within our club is likely to be much higher than we may expect – typically 12% of young people at a sports club have a disability – the often invisible nature of this explains the gap perhaps between our expectations and the trues numbers. We also acknowledge that disabled children face greater threat of abuse.

The Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) is a partnership between the NSPCC, Sport England, Sport Northern Ireland and Sport Wales. (In Scotland, there's a similar partnership between Children 1st and Sport Scotland.) The Unit was founded in 2001 to work with UK Sports Councils, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) and other organisations to help them minimise the risk of child abuse during sporting activities. It’s mission is to build the capacity of sports to safeguard children and young people in and through sport and to enable sports organisations to lead the way in keeping children safe from harm. 

For more information on the CPSU you can find resources, webinars and other information at thecpsu.org.uk or contact CPSU at cpsu@nspcc.org.uk   

If you have concerns about a child or young person please contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or by emailing help@nspcc.org.uk

 Dagenham United players in 2015 helped found Silent Secret - a free app where young people between the age of 11- 19 can publish their thoughts, messages and secrets and receive support and understanding bringing increased well being and helping safeguard them.