Working Together we can keep football safe and enjoyable for young people
We want you to feel
confident in football and to know that your child will have fun and be
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Non-action is not an
Every youth football Club is required to have a trained Designated Safeguarding Officer ( DSO ) who is responsible for the welfare of the young people in our Club.
We have 3 trained Safeguarding Officers in our Club who have all attended the Football Association's Welfare Officers Workshop.
Janna Chandler 07985
If you wish to raise any concerns please contact any one of the above or email our Club Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please watch the video below -
Graeme Le Saux offers advice on how to deal with a concern about a child, please take a few minutes to see what he has to say and together we can help to keep youth football fantastic.
The FA seeks to do everything it can to support a safe and enjoyable framework for football.
This means, if standards ever fall short with poor practice or unacceptable behaviour, there’s a framework in place to make sure we can deal with it. By reporting a concern you can help us make sure
that the youth game stays safe and strong.
Anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, is required to refer it to The FA Safeguarding
team. The team is staffed by professionals who are experienced in dealing with these concerns.
Referring a concern can be done via your club, league or County FA – all will have a designated safeguarding officer (DSO). Alternatively, you can email us directly via
If the matter is urgent and you cannot contact your club or County FA designated safeguarding officer, you can call The NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 – or if it is an emergency because a
child or children are at immediate risk, then call the police or children’s social care in your area.
If you are concerned that someone may be behaving inappropriately or seeking to groom a child in an online environment, then please use the CEOP reporting button that will take you directly to the
team at the National Crime Agency, as well as informing your County FA or The FA via email@example.com
Child Protection Policy Statement
Whetstone Wanderers Youth FC and Cockfosters FC Youth (“the Club”) recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people (defined as any person under the age of 18)
involved in football which it organises or which it supervises and is committed to working to provide them with a safe environment. The Club subscribes to The Football Association’s Child Protection
Best Practice Policy and Procedures, Safeguarding Children and Young People in Football (Revised Edition 2006) and endorse and adopt the Policy Statement contained in that document namely:-
“Every child or young person, defined as any person under the age of 18, who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an
enjoyable and safe environment and should be protected from abuse. This is the responsibility of every adult involved in football. The FA recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all
children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. The FA is, therefore, committed to working to provide a safe environment for all
children and young people to participate in the sport to the best of their abilities so long as they choose to do so”.
The key principles of this Safeguarding Children Policy and that of the FA are that:-
- The child’s welfare is, and must always be, the paramount consideration
- All children and young people have the right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender,
disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation
- All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
- Working in partnership with other organisations, children and young people and their parents/carers is