SAFEGUARDING POLICY & CONTACTS
Lawford 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. Please click on the link to see our Safeguarding Policy.
The Club has adopted the FA Safeguarding Children Policy. Managers, Coaches and all other volunteers must follow the guidelines of the FA Safeguarding Children and Young People in Football - Policies and Procedures Handbook.
The FA Safeguarding Children Policy places a clear responsibility on Clubs to ensure that they safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. Child Welfare is a responsibly accepted by the Club and all who volunteer to support it. To this end the club has appointed a Child Welfare Officer who is the designated person responsible for child welfare matters.
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 County FA Welfare Officer directly
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
Contact CEOP if you are worried about online abuse
Lawford Football Club Welfare Officer: Jonathan Sly
Essex FA Welfare Officer: Helen Hever
Coaches: All coaches working with under 18 teams in FA Charter Standard Clubs need to have an up to date ‘Safeguarding Children’ certificate as part of the FA Charter Standard Health Check. An up to date certificate is one that is less than three years old. Please click on the link to the FA Online Safeguarding Recertification if you need to update your certification.
Goal Safety: All coaches are aware of the potential dangers of unsafe equipment. Details of our guidance to support them with this can be found here.