accepted that The FA aims to prevent people with a history of relevant
and significant offending from having contact with children or young
people and the opportunity to influence policies or practice with
children or young people. This is to prevent direct sexual or physical
harm to children and to minimise the risk of ‘grooming’ within football.
Football Club supports The FA’s whistle blowing policy.
Any adult or
young person with concerns about a colleague can ‘whistle blow’ by
contacting The FA Child Protection Manager on 0207 745 4771, by writing
to The FA Case Manager at The Football Association, 25 Soho Square,
London W1D 4FA or by going direct to the police, social services or the
Football Club encourages everyone to know about it and utilise it if
Rocester Football Club has appointed a Club Welfare Officer (CWO) in
line with The FA’s role profile and required completion of the child
protection and best practice workshop.
holder will be involved with designated person’s training provided by
The CWO is
the first point of contact for all club members and parents or guardians
regarding concerns for the welfare of any child or young person. They
will liaise directly with the CFA CPO and will be familiar with the
procedures for referring any concerns. They will also play a proactive
role in increasing an awareness of poor practice and abuse amongst club
acknowledge and endorse The FA’s identification of bullying as a
category of abuse. Bullying of any kind is not acceptable at our club.
If bullying does occur, all players, parents or guardians should be able
to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly. Incidents
need to be reported to the CWO, a member of the committee or, in cases
of serious bullying contact the CFA CPO.
Codes of conduct for players, parents or spectators, officials and
coaches have been implemented by Rocester Football Club.
In order to
validate these codes of conduct the club has clear sanctions to deal
with any misconduct at club level and acknowledges the possibility of
potential sanctions which may be implemented by leagues or the CFA in
more serious circumstances. All prospective members will be informed of
Further advice on child protection matters can be obtained from:
• The County
Football Association’s Child Protection Officer, whose details can be
found in the County Handbook
Football Association/NSPCC Child Protection 24-Hour Helpline 0808 800
• The FA
child protection team 0207 745 4649.