Safeguarding at Hibernian Football Club is everyone’s responsibility.

All children and young people have the right to be safe. This applies to all environments, from home to school and in football. All adults who spend time with young people have a responsibility to make sure that their well-being is prioritised. This means listening to young people, making sure they are safe and taking action when required. This is ‘safeguarding’.

CLICK HERE to view Hibernian's Safeguarding Handbook!


Safeguarding is important to us at Hibernian FC. Parents and carers put their trust in us to take care of their children; whether at a training session or attending a game at Easter Road.

At Hibernian FC, we want all our youth players, our supporters, both young and vulnerable to be safe and happy.

We take child protection very seriously and will do everything in our power to protect you. Our belief is that your health, safety, and welfare are very important to the Club. You and all children under 18 years have rights to be protected and we will respect your rights.


The club has comprehensive safeguarding policy and procedures in place that meet the requirements of the SFA and the SYFA to ensure the national standards of safeguarding is met throughout the Club.

The Club's Child Wellbeing & Protection Officer (CWPO) is responsible for ensuring that all staff, volunteers, and coaches follow and implement the Child Wellbeing & Protection in Scottish Football policy and procedures.

CLICK HERE to view Hibernian's Child Wellbeing & Protection Policy!

As well as adhering to the Club Child Protection Policy, all staff, volunteers and coaches in a regulated role within the Club must have a full PVG and appropriate safeguarding qualifications to allow them to work.

This is all audited on a yearly basis by the CWPO and submitted to the SFA and CAS to ensure the club is compliant in keeping you safe.


  • Become familiar with our Child Wellbeing & Protection Policy
  • Get to know the club's CWPO and how they can help
  • Contact us immediately with any concerns

If you do have a concern to report, please contact the CWPO direct or complete the attached form and submit it to safeguarding@hibernianfc.co.uk.

All concerns will be taken seriously and acted upon immediately.


You can contact the club's Child Wellbeing & Protection Officer using the information below or alternatively if you are an Academy parent you can visit the Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer at HTC during drop-in sessions or by appointment.

Joanne Ross

Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer

Tel: 07788393939

Email: safeguarding@hibernianfc.co.uk