1. To be clear about the leagues responsibilities when running activities for children and young people.
This involves ...
ensuring these responsibilities are well-understood by others
working with your County FA Welfare Officer
working with the Club Welfare Officers registered with your league
promoting The FA's Respect Programme and helping to develop best practice processes.
2. To help league and club personnel understand what their 'duty of care' towards children and young people actually
means and entails on a day-to-day basis, working closely with the Club Welfare Officers to achieve this. In order to carry out your
responsibilities you need to follow these two simple steps:
a) Promote and Support by:
knowing who your CFA Welfare Officer is and how to contact them
knowing who every Club Welfare Officer is and how to contact them
ensuring all Club Welfare Officers complete The FA's Safeguarding Children and Welfare Officer Workshops
knowing why certain roles require an FA CRB check and how The FA CRB process works
knowing what The FA's Respect Programme requires of everyone
highlighting the benefits of the Safeguarding Children education programme for club officials and parents
your clubs to ensure they have a Safeguarding Children Policy, Anti-Bullying Policy and Equality Policy
buy-in to the Respect Programme (especially the distribution of codes of conduct and adherence to these)
repeated incidents of poor behaviour and liaising with your CFA Welfare Officer about these
individual clubs use of The FA's Safeguarding Children best practice guidelines (e.g. Responsible Recruitment, Travel, Trips and Tournaments, Anti-bullying policy and Safeguarding Children Policy template)
that all Club Welfare Officers are assisting those in their clubs who require a CRB check to do so via The FA CRB Unit