Safeguarding and welfare

Everyone deserves to play football in a safe environment, free from harassment, bullying or discrimination. The welfare of our players, coaches, members and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us.

Welford Victoria takes the welfare of children very seriously and adheres to all FA guidelines. Our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures are below or please speak to the Club’s Welfare Officer. All Under 18 sessions are supervised by FA qualified coaches with the relevant First Aid and Child Safeguarding certificates. Coaches and regular volunteers are also fully CRB checked.

As a matter of policy, we do not permit any adult to be alone with anyone under the age of 18 and we request parents remain on-site during our U9s and U7s sessions; we do not allow any child to leave those sessions unsupervised and ask that any arrangements made with the parents of friends for collection are communicated to us in advance.

If you have concerns over the safety of a child please contact;

Simon Stevens

Simon Stevens

Welfare Officer

welfare@welfordvictoria.com (shared), secretary@welfordvictoria.com (private), 07707 654510

Barrie Dowsett

Barrie Dowsett

COVID Officer

welfare@welfordvictoria.com (shared), chairman@welfordvictoria.com (private)

CODES OF CONDUCT

We support the FA’s Respect campaign and expect coaches, players and spectators to adhere to the relevant code of conduct copies of which are available to download below.

FA Respect