To assist parents and young people alike, here are some useful resources and advice from the FA which the club is committed to abiding by:
Whistle-blowing can be used as an early warning system or when it’s recognised that appropriate actions have not been taken. It is about revealing and raising concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation, or within an independent structure associated with it.
Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague can use whistle-blowing by contacting:
- The FA’s Safeguarding team on 0800 169 1863 Extension 6300 or 6400 or via email on safeguarding@TheFA.com.
- Alternatively, you can go direct to the Police or Children’s Social Services and report your concerns to them.
- Or contact the Child Protection in Sport Unit via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or by emailing email@example.com
The Respect Guide is the FA’s programme to address unacceptable behaviour on and off the pitch:
YOUR GAME is the FA’s support site for administrators, parents and volunteers: www.thefa.com/YourGame
We take online safety seriously and are always careful with any information we hold on children and young people.
We also encourage children in our teams to be safe online. A good source of information can be found here. www.thinkuknow.co.uk