Our CWO is Greg Mogford and our Assistant CWO is Elanor Sherriff who are responsible for managing and reporting concerns about children and ensuring procedures to safeguard children are set in place.
Whipton Youth Football Club acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members.
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.
Whipton Youth Football Club recognise that this is the responsibility of every adult involved in our club.
Whipton Youth Football Club has a role to play in safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. It is noted and accepted that The Football Association’s child protection regulation (see The FA Handbook) applies to everyone in football whether in a paid or voluntary capacity. This includes those who are a volunteer, match official, helper on club tours, football coach, club official or medical staff.
We endorse and adopt The FA’s child protection and best practice guidelines for recruiting volunteers
Whipton Youth Football Club supports The FA’s whistle blowing policy.
Whipton Youth Football Club has appointed a Club Welfare Officer (CWO) in line with The FA’s role profile and required completion of the child protection and best practice workshop. The post holder will be involved with designated person’s training provided by The FA.
We acknowledge and endorse The FA’s identification of bullying as a category of abuse.
Codes of conduct for players, parents or spectators, officials and coaches have been implemented by Whipton Youth Football Club.
Further advice on child protection matters can be obtained from:
The County Football Association’s Child Protection Officer, whose details can be found in the County Handbook
The Football Association/NSPCC Child Protection
24-Hour Helpline 0808 800 5000
The FA child protection team 0207 745 4649.
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