It is an FA requirement that BCGFL Member Clubs have a nominated Welfare Officer who has been CRC-checked. Our own Policy below reflects that of The FA's Safeguarding Children Policy, and is in line with FA Charter Standard League requirements.  Also provide below is a document produced by the FA on safeguarding children in grassroots football and the specific guideance on the use of photography.


The Berkshire County Girls Football League's Welfare Officer is Carol John:

Email: or  call 07436 895946.

BCGFL Safeguarding Policy
BCGFL Safeguarding Policy.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [81.6 KB]
The FA Grassroots Football - Safeguarding Children
Adobe Acrobat document [3.5 MB]
The FA Photography anf Video Guidelines
Photography and Film Guidelines.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.4 MB]

Keeping Football Safe and Enjoyable

The FA has released new a document entitled ‘Keeping Football Safe and Enjoyable’, which outlines the safeguarding work being done right across football.

Keeping Football Safe and Enjoyable
Adobe Acrobat document [12.5 MB]

Videoing of Games for GCSE/A Levels

Following a recent enquiry regarding the videoing of games for the girls'  GCSE/ or A levels, the followng advice has been given by Beryl Richardson, the County Safeguarding Manager: "Regarding the recording of Football for GCSE/AL work. Clubs need to follow the usual procedure regarding photographing and videoing football.  Permission needs to be given by Parents for U18 participants. The parents need to know where it will be retained, shown and who will view it."

The FA's guidance on the use of photography and video is provided our safeguarding section.


CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.


If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at

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