At Lewes FC Juniors the welfare of the young people is paramount. 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 poor practice and abuse. This is the responsibility of every adult involved in our club. It is mandatory for all coaches, managers and first aiders working with young people under the age of 18 to have in-date certificates for Safeguarding Children, Emergency Aid and an accepted FA Criminal Records Check. Committee members must also have Safeguarding training. To keep young people safe, it is everyone’s responsibility to report concerns whether you are a player, parent, member of the public, a club volunteer, coach, manager or committee member.
If the Welfare Officers are not available you can go to [email protected] for advice. You can contact The FA’s Safeguarding Team, or How to Whistle-Blow You can also call the 24 hour helplines – FA NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000 or Childline 0800 1111 Where a child is at risk of immediate harm contact Police 999 in an emergency or 101 if less urgent.
Lewes FC Juniors know good behaviour makes for a great game. #ForRespect #ForAll
For more information see The Sussex FA Safeguarding & Welfare
Respect is The FA’s programme of activities to combat unacceptable behaviour in our game at every level – on the pitch, and from the side-lines. Addressing unacceptable behaviour was the number one priority emerging from the biggest opinion survey to date of grassroots football in England.