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Introduction to Safeguarding  Of Children
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1. Introduction to Safeguarding Of Children


Fakenham Town Football Club are committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of every single child entrusted into our care. We are devoted to providing a safe and secure environment for all children. We fully subscribe to and endorse the Football Association’s Safeguarding Policy.

All volunteers involved with Fakenham Town Football Club are only permitted to work with children following full DBS clearance. In addition, each of our teams has at least one FA qualified coach which includes Emergency First Aid training and Safeguarding Children training renewed every three years. We seek to do everything we can to support a safe and enjoyable framework for youth football. This means, if standards ever fall short with poor practice or unacceptable behaviour, there’s a framework in place to make sure it can be dealt with. By reporting a concern you can help us make sure that the youth game stays safe and strong. We are an FA affiliated football club and on that basis, we are governed by the Football Association.

We have a dedicated Child Welfare Officer (CWO) in place to oversee that as a club, safeguarding of children remains at the forefront. Safeguarding of children is everyone’s responsibility however and anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, is required to report it.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Non-action is not an option.

Please navigate to the ‘Documents’ tab where Fakenham Town Football Club’s Safeguarding and Welfare Policies are available should you require further information on how we operate as a community football club. Furthermore, should you wish to report any concerns, please speak with your team’s coach in the first instance who will provide contact details of the Child Welfare Officer(s). Alternatively, you can contact the CWO direct via the contact details under ‘Staff & Officials’.