BREAKING NEWS: Council and fire service looking into PPP complaints

Chesterfield Football Club Village.
Chesterfield Football Club Village.

Derbyshire County Council and the fire service have both confirmed that they are looking into the welfare of young people at the Chesterfield FC Village, following complaints.

Concerns have been raised over a number of issues within the CFC village - where the spireites-linked Player Progression Pathway is based.

Sources have claimed there is regularly no chaperone on site overnight to care for the students - most of which now come from overseas - which is a requirement of residential education.

Concerns have also been raised over fire safety at the sight.

Derbyshire County Council has confirmed that it is aware of concerns raised at the CFC Village.

A spokesman said: “Now that concerns have been raised with us, we’ll work with partners to determine whether there are any issues which need to be addressed.”

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has also confirmed that it is investigating a complaint made against the PPP, understood to relate to safeguarding concerns.

The statement issued from Mr Turner now states that an education syllabus at the CFC Village is provided by an organisation referred to as Oxford Academy, which he says will also be responsible for all safeguarding issues at the site.

The PPP did not respond to specific questions sent by the Derbyshire Times exploring concerns raised over safeguarding.

The DT has also made contact with Oxford Academy, but the organisation has not yet confirmed its involvement with the PPP.