Official
Info

Welfare and
Safeguarding

A safe environment

We are an FA Charter Standard Club and we acknowledge our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to our care. We are committed to providing a safe environment for all.

Child or young person

A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any Club football activity. We subscribe to The Football Association’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.

Responsibility

Reporting a concern about a child is everyone’s responsibility. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our club Welfare Officer below.

Whistle blowing

Reveal and raise concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation. Anyone with concerns can contact The FA’s safeguarding team, the police, children’s social care or the NSPCC.

club welfare
officer

giles gooding

07790 865436

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county
welfare
officer

Ian Binks

01256 853012

07718 122900

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fa
safeguarding
team

0800 169 1863

Ext 6300 or 6400

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Childline

0800 1111

NSPCC

0808 800 5000

safeguarding
policy

The FA's safeguarding policy that we adhere to as a club.

FA respect codes
of conduct

As a club, we abide by the FA Respect codes of conduct to ensure sure everyone has a good time on and off the pitch.

The codes ensure that we play fairly, by the rules, for the benefit of everyone, and in a positive manner, whether we are players, supporter, or coaches.

There are four codes of conduct; one respect code of conduct for young players, one for spectators and parents, one for coaches, managers and club officials, and one for match officials.

Please download, read, and abide by these every time there is a match. Let’s get behind the FA message of... We only do positive.

young players

FA Respect code of conduct

spectators and parents

FA Respect code of conduct

coaches
and club
officials

FA Respect code of conduct

match officials

FA Respect code of conduct

fa charter
standard
club

The FA Charter Standard accreditation is awarded to clubs and leagues rigorously adjudged to be well-run and sustainable – and which prioritise child protection, quality coaching and implementation of the Respect programme.

Its goal is to raise standards in grassroots football, support the development of clubs and leagues, recognising and rewarding them for their commitment and achievements.

charter standard website

The FA’s initiative to create the best places for people to play and enjoy football.

The Committee

Chair

Simon Fletcher

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secretary

colin payne

07786 035923

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treasurers

laura gilbert & anna bird

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welfare
officer

giles gooding

07790 865436

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