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Alconbury Colts implementation of FA Safeguarding guidelines

FA SAFEGUARDING INITIATIVE

To ensure the safety of all our young people in football clubs and to protect coaches and managers against possible accusations, the FA have introduced a rigorous review of their clubs' approach to child protection and also implemented further training and support under the 'Safeguarding' banner. 

The key elements are:

1. They have reiterated the need for all Coaches and Managers to have these qualifications/checks as a minimum:

a. Criminal Records Check

b. FA Emergency First Aid course

c. FA Safeguarding Children Workshop 

2. No-one is allowed to coach Alconbury Colts teams without these courses having been completed.

3. All training sessions and Matches must have at least 2 trained coaches to enable them to take place. This protects both children and adults.

4. Should the FA become aware that any Clubs are not following these rules they will suspend the club from all competitions until ALL teams are compliant.

5. Key Club Committee members (Chair, Secretary and Club Welfare Officer) to have completed a mandatory Safeguarding online course. Other committee members are encouraged to do so. All Alconbury key committee members have completed the course and an Action Plan has been drawn up by the Chair for his actions over the coming months.

6. To make all members of the club aware of the Club Welfare Officer and their contact details. The Club Welfare Officer is James Mackrell and  is contactable via the contact  page oat the bottom of this website.

If any parent or helper becomes aware of any areas of concern they should approach the Club Welfare Officer or any Member of the Committee as soon as possible where all concerns will be taken seriously and followed up. Further information at the link at the button below.