Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding at Staffordshire FA

The Staffordshire FA offers a range of safeguarding services and training to help create a safe and enjoyable football experience for everyone.

We ensure safeguarding requirements are met as a requirement of club affiliation and we support clubs to maintain these standards. This includes making unannounced safeguarding visits to clubs.

Here are details of the current safeguarding support services we offer:

Get In Touch

Jan Scott
Safeguarding & Education Officer

(E): Jan.Scott@StaffordshireFA.com
(T): 01785 256994 (ext. 205)
(M): 07969 294023

Forthcoming Safeguarding Courses And Workshops

We offer a range of safeguarding services and training to help create a safe and enjoyable football experience for everyone. We ensure safeguarding requirements are met as a requirement of club affiliation and we support clubs to maintain these standards. This includes making unannounced safeguarding visits to clubs.

Here is a link to our Welfare Officer Workshop page.

Obtaining A Criminal Record Check (CRC)

Every coach within the Youth game is required to hold a valid and in-date FA Specific Criminal Records Check. To find out how to obtain a CRC please click HERE.

How We Handle Reported Concerns

We have a dedicated page to how we deal with any reported concerns. If you have any concerns that you wish to raise, or any issues that you wish to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Sharing Good Practice

WYRLEY JUNIORS FC - 2016/17 NATIONAL CHARTER STANDARD COMMUNITY CLUB OF THE YEAR

Wyrley Juniors FC continue to put safeguarding at the forefront of all the great work they are completing across all areas of the game. A new introduction for the 2017/18 season saw the Club include the CLICK CEOP button on every page of their club website, allowing users to report any safeguarding concerns that they may have.

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in 'the real world', or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button below.

CHASETOWN FC

A great piece of work carried our by Chasetown FC has seen the Club provide ID Cards for all coaches and club members working within the youth section of the game. Worn on lanyards and constantly on display, the ID cards highlight how the coach is involved with the club and promotes a professional image in the community.

We're on hand to help

Support for Welfare Officers

Staffordshire FA are keen to supply its Safeguarding Workforce with a number of CPD opportunities. In order to support the voluntary workforce, a number of Safeguarding Workshops will be held throughout the footballing season. For more information around these evenings please contact our Safeguarding & Education Officer.