Player Welfare & Safeguarding

At Admaston Juniors, we take the safeguarding of our players seriously.

As an England Football Accredited club, safeguarding is at the forefront of our thinking, practice and policies.

We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who are entrusted to our care and we are committed to providing a safe environment for all members.

We recognise that this is the responsibility of EVERY adult involved in/with our club.

Below, you will find links to our key documents and policies relating to safeguarding, websites to help you learn more and key contacts should you have any concerns over the safety or wellbeing of a child, young person or vulnerable individual within the club.

Please remember that it is EVERYONE'S responsibility to report any concerns in regard to child welfare.

Club Safeguarding Policies & Welfare Officers

Safeguarding Policies

The club complies with the following safeguarding policies. Any non-compliance to these policies can be escalated to our welfare officers (please see below).

Club Welfare Officers

A club welfare officer is the person within a sports club with primary responsibility for managing and reporting concerns about children and for putting into place procedures to safeguard children in the club.

Our club welfare officers are:

  • Kelsey Hale (07854102363)
  • Steph Harper (07941034856)

Our club welfare officers should be contacted if you have concerns over any of the following:

  • Safeguarding, anti-bullying and equality policy violations
  • Respect Codes of Conduct not being followed
  • Concerns over the welfare of a child
  • Incidents of poor behaviour
  • A lack of compliance with the FA CRB/DBS requirements

The FA provides guidance on when and how to report concerns relating to player welfare here.

Contact our welfare officers regarding any concerns around welfare or safeguarding using the phone numbers listed above or via the email address welfare@admastonjuniorsfc.co.uk 

Alternatively, you can contact our club chairman, Aaron Hale, using the email address chairman@admastonjuniorsfc.co.uk or complete the contact form on the Home page and your query will be directed accordingly.

Whistle-Blowing & Key Contacts

Admaston Juniors Football Club supports The FA’s Whistle-Blowing policy, which requires any adult or young person with concerns about an adult in a position of trust within football to ‘whistle blow’ by contacting The FA Safeguarding Team in any of the following ways:

  • By writing to The FA Case Manager at The Football Association, Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London SW1P 9EQ
  • By calling 0800 1691863
  • By emailing Safeguarding@TheFA.com 

Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague can also use whistle-blowing in the following ways:

  • Contact Shropshire FA's safeguarding team;
    • By phone on 01743 362769 (Option 4)
    • By email to safeguarding@shropshirefa.com
  • Contact the Child Protection in Sport unit;
    • By phone on 0116 3665580
    • By email to cpsu@nspcc.org.uk
  • Call the NSPCC Helpline;
    • By phone on 0808 8005000
    • By email to help@nspcc.org.uk
  • Report concerns using the CEOP Safety Centre;
    • By following this link and clicking on the "Make a Report" button
  • Report concerns directly to the Police or Children’s Social Care

We encourage everyone to know about The FA’s Whistle-Blowing Policy and to use it when necessary. You can find the FA’s Whistle-Blowing Policy here along with guidance on how to "whistle blow" here.

Please remember that if a child or young person is in immediate danger then ALWAYS call 999.

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