Safeguarding and Child Protection

Everyone has a responsibility to help provide a safe and positive environment and to keep children and other vulnerable people safe from harm or abuse. This principle applies to our staff, helpers, parents, facility staff and anyone else involved at Manchester City Soccer Academy, and they must know and play their part in this.

The City Football Group takes its 'safeguarding' responsibilities (also known as child protection) very seriously in this area wherever they are in the world and this means we are wholly committed to:

Listening to children and parents and promoting their right to be and feel safe

Putting children, their needs and their safety and welfare first

Getting the right people involved through safe recruitment and training

Creating a safe environment for all participants, visitors and staff; and,having and promoting clear systems to deal with any issues or concerns.

As such, Manchester City Soccer Academy applies all the requirements of the City Football Group Safeguarding Policy. We also ensure that we meet all relevant laws and regulations of the United States as part of the program.

If you have a concern about the welfare of a child or the behavior of a member of Manchester City Soccer Academy staff or any other adult towards a child then please contact the designated Safeguarding Officer (John Dyke, and we will take your concerns very seriously. You can also email us at

Manchester City Soccer Academy is also committed to helping keep children safe when using the internet.

If you believe that a child has come to significant harm or abuse or is at immediate risk of harm, please call the local police immediately.