Every affiliated club and league with youth teams must have in place a:
1. Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedure
2. Welfare Officer who has an FA criminal records check (CRC) and completed the Safeguarding Children Workshop and Welfare Officer Workshop.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility – to make sure you have appropriate safeguards in your club or league it’s important everyone is aware of your safeguarding children policy and the procedures for reporting a concern about the welfare of a child.
Your Welfare Officer will be able to advise you, but if you want to find out more about how to increase your understanding of safeguarding in football why not complete the Safeguarding Children workshop.