Club Welfare

If you need help, contact any of the following:
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) –  https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-report/
Childline – https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/ or ring 0800 1111
Upton JFC Club Welfare Officer – uptonjfcwelfare@gmail.com

Club Welfare Officer Update

Kerry Barker-Williams & Sue Terry are the Club Welfare Officers and are the first contact for all safeguarding and welfare issues.

Kerry Barker-Williams

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 uptonjfcwelfare@gmail.com.

Sue Terry

Chartered Standard Officer

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