Our Welfare Officer speaks about safeguarding & conduct at Moor Mead Football Club
Safeguarding is at the heart of junior football. Following high-profile failures in the past, the Football Association rightly now ensures that at both grassroots and professional football clubs, safeguarding is the number one priority. As part of our ongoing FA accreditation, Moor Mead FC is therefore pleased to fully support the FA’s ongoing Play Safe & Respect campaigns.
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), this means having and following a safeguarding policy, as well as other policies covering equality, anti-bullying and dealing with complaints.
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.
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 (contact details below).
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 (8.00am-5.15pm, Monday to Thursday; 8.00am-5.00pm on Friday; or out of hours: 020 8770 5000.)