Safeguarding Children and Young Adults

Following the recent press coverage relating to youth football we would like to reassure all parents and members involved in the club that as a club we do we everything possible to make sure children are protected at all times.

We acknowledge that every child or young person who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from poor practice and abuse. To do this we understand this is the responsibility of every adult involved in our club.

As part of our commitment to this cause every coach / manager has to complete a CRC to be able to assist with training and matches. All our teams have a minimum level 1 qualified coach attached to the team. This coach would have completed a safeguarding children workshop whilst gaining their qualification.

All coaches / managers are encouraged to progress with their qualifications and have to renew their safeguarding qualification every three years which comes in line with the current directive from the FA.

The club also has two Welfare officers at present who work in line with the Football Associations role profile following their attendance at recent Safeguarding and Welfare workshops. Having two Welfare officers is more than the required amount and helps ensure we have plenty of contacts should the need arise. Full details of our welfare officers can be found on the club website under the who’s who page.