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: email@example.com or call 07436 895946.
The FA has released new a document entitled ‘Keeping Football Safe and Enjoyable’, which outlines the safeguarding work being done right across football.
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 www.childline.org.uk.