24 members of Southwell City Football Club recently attended an FA Safeguarding workshop held by the club, as part of its ongoing commitment to the safety of all children and young people who come into contact with the club.
Many of those who attended the workshop had already been on FA Safeguarding courses and the event gave them a chance to renew their qualifications. For others, this was a first chance to learn about all aspects of safeguarding and to earn a qualification, which is valid for three years.
Southwell City has embedded a culture of responsibility for the well-being and safety of all children and young people who are under the club’s care or utilising the club’s facilities. It is the duty of all adult members at the club to safeguard the welfare of children and young people by creating an environment that protects them from harm.
The Child Welfare Officers at Southwell City are Richard Miller (07545 425147) and Richard Wilson (07773 942132). Both promote awareness of safeguarding best practice across the whole of the club. They can be contacted at the football club and any matter can be discussed with either of them in complete confidence.
Photo: Back: Coaches Mark Timms and Lyndon Short with their FA Safeguarding certificates. Front: Players Matthew Timms and Toby Short.