Club Welfare Officer Update
Welfare and Safeguarding Update
From a Welfare perspective, the 2016/17 season has seen unprecedented focus on safeguarding and there has, quite rightly, been a tightening of controls and enhanced focus on ensuring that all volunteers have the appropriate qualifications and checks.
During this time, the Executive Committee has had to attest that all coaches and volunteers are accredited and that all members of the Executive Committee have completed a specific online education course, without which we would have been unable to affiliate with Cheshire FA. The purpose of these measures is to ensure that standards of welfare are consistent across all clubs, and that all children are playing in a safe environment. I am happy to say that all Upton JFC volunteers comply with the requirements.
In March each year we are audited by Cheshire FA and, as in previous years, this audit was successfully passed without any additional actions required. For this, I would like to thank all volunteers who respond so well to my requests to attend courses and update their CRC checks. With over 90 coaches now in the club, it’s a big job and its made easier when everyone helps.
As always, the focus is on the safety of your children, so if anyone has any thoughts, queries or ideas please contact me or Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chartered Standard Officer