At Welland Valley, we aim to provide a fun, enjoyable and most of all SAFE footballing environment; for all of our young people, friends, teammates, families and visitors. A part of this is to make the reporting of issues and concerns as easy and open as possible.
If you have any issues whatsoever, please feel free to speak to your team coach, the club welfare officer or a member of our club officials, all of whom have been trained in the current safeguarding procedures and best practice.
Depending on your query or issue there are other external services available to speak to, to either report concerns or abuse, or maybe just for further advice.
The FA.com safeguarding page
This is the main FA page for general safeguarding in football, information and advice. Please click HERE
The County Welfare officer
Firstly the county welfare officer, if you cannot get hold of the club welfare officer or you feel that your concern has not been handled adequately by the club, the county welfare officer is there to help.
County Welfare Officer
01604 679 220 (Monday – Wednesday)
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk