Please click FA Safeguarding Children Policy (Youth Teams) for the clubs Safeguarding Childrens Policy.
Please click FA Safeguarding Children Policy (Adult Teams with U18 Players) for the clubs Safeguarding Childrens Policy (Adult Teams with U18 players).
Reporting your concerns about the welfare of a child or young person
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility if you are worried about a child, it is important that you report your concerns – no action is not an option. If you are worried about a child, then you need to report your concerns to the Club Welfare Officer. If the issue is one of poor practice the Club Welfare Officer will either:
• deal with the matter themselves
• seek advice from the CFA Welfare Officer
If the concern is more serious – possible child abuse, where possible, contact the CFA Welfare Officer first, then immediately contact the Police or Children’s Social Care. If the child needs immediate medical treatment take them to a hospital or call an ambulance and tell them this is a child protection concern. Let your Club Welfare Officer know what action you have taken, they in turn will inform the CFA Welfare Officer. If at any time you are not able to contact your Club Welfare Officer, or the matter is clearly serious then you can either:
• contact your CFA Welfare Officer directly
• contact The FA Safeguarding Team on 0800 169 1863 or Safeguarding@TheFA.com
• contact the Police or Children’s Social Care
• call the NSPCC 24-hour Helpline for advice on 0808 800 5000 or text 88858 or email email@example.com
The FA’s Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures are available via https://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding – in here you will find a tab for reporting concerns – https://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding/section-2-reporting-concerns
The document outlines in detail what to do if you are concerned about the welfare of a child.
Evesham United’s Welfare Officer
Mobile – 07765616889
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
County Football Association’s Welfare Officer
Telephone – 01905 827137 ext214
Email – CountyWO@worcestershirefa.com
Email – Safeguarding@TheFA.com
The FA Safeguarding Children general enquiry line 0845 210 8080