Leighwood United YFC
Leighwood United YFC

Child Welfare

The F.A. Child Protection Policy Statement

Every child or young person who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse. This is the responsibility of every adult involved in football.

The Football Association recognizes 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. It is determined to meet its obligation to ensure that those clubs and organisations providing football opportunities for children and young people do so, to the highest standard of care (Appendix 1 - The Football Association Regulations)

These procedures apply to anyone in football whether in a paid or voluntary capacity. For example, volunteers in clubs, referees, club officials, helpers on club tours, football coaches and medical staff.

The Football Association will consider, having taken advice, whether anyone who has a previous criminal conviction or caution for offences related to the abuse of children or young people, violence or any sexual offences should be excluded from working with children and young people. This position is re-enforced by U.K. legislation and guidance.

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or a young person within Leighwood United Youth Football Club please contact, in complete confidentiality:

Mr Coling Huggins

M 07890 333479
E cwo@leighwoodunited.co.uk

Child Welfare Officer