Whether you are a Premier League academy or a grass roots club like Moor Mead, safeguarding is at the heart of junior football. As part of our ongoing FA accreditation, we are pleased to fully support the FA’s ongoing Play Safe campaign, which this year is being promoted on the weekend of 30 September with the message that:
· Everyone, everywhere, every time should have an understanding of safeguarding in football.
· Everyone should watch, listen, talk and act if they have any safeguarding concerns.
All youth clubs have club welfare officers, responsible for ensuring that clubs have in place, and are following, the policies and processes necessary to meet safeguarding responsibilities. As well as ensuring all Moor Mead coaches are subject to checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and aware of their safeguarding responsibilities, this means having and following a safeguarding policy, as well as other policies covering equality, diversity and dealing with complaints/disciplinary issues.
As a club, we are fully committed to ensuring a safe and fun and environment for all of our players at every age level. We are lucky to have a great set of players and parents who conduct themselves brilliantly; but no club or community is immune from the familial and societal risks that children and young people face both at home and outside them. Safeguarding, and ensuring that football is fun, safe and inclusive, is everybody’s responsibility, therefore as part of Play Safe, we are supporting the FA in encouraging all parents/carers to view this short FA course on safeguarding awareness
If you have a safeguarding concern relating to MMFC or a child involved with the club, please contact the MMFC Club Welfare Officer :
Ellie Greenwood (above): email@example.com If you are concerned that a child is in immediate danger, you should contact: · The police on 999 · The NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000.
Achieving for Children (LB Richmond): single point of access on 020 8547 5008
(8am to 5.15pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8am to 5pm on Friday, or out of hours: 020 8770 5000.)