Safeguarding in Middlesex
Safeguarding support and services in Middlesex
WHy is safeguarding so important?
Hear from the Club's themselves to see what they do successfully and the importance to getting plans in place for the welfare of the children.
Safeguarding is EVERYONE'S responsibility!
Middlesex FA have created a pocket sized reference handbook for everyone to use. This will be great for all coaches and volunteers to have on hand!
Take a look here...
obtaining a DBS check
The FA requires those working in eligible roles with children and young people to pass a Disclosure and Barring Service check. This is in line with legislation and government guidance and is standard practice. Find out if you need one, why you need one and how to obtain a DBS by clicking the link below. Middlesex FA Investigations & Compliance Officer, Matthew Murgett, handles all CRC applications made to the county. Click below to contact him.
HOW WE HANDLE REPORTED CONCERNS.
If you have any concerns regarding the about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, please make sure you report it as soon as possible.
As a County FA we have trained staff who have experience in dealing with these concerns and can ensure the necessary action is taken. Even if a concern doesn't meet the criteria and standard required for county involvement, advice will be given to clubs on how to investigate the issue internally using their club's policies, procedures and constitution. All concerns are treated confidentially.
You can find out more about how to report safeguarding and welfare concerns by clicking the link below.
We Only Do Positive!
The FA's Respect programme provides a series of tools for Leagues, Clubs, Coaches, Players and Parents from grassroots to elite football - to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game.
support for welfare officers.
A Club Welfare Officer deals with poor practice cases within their club, gives advice and guidance to club members and ensures everyone is playing their part in keeping the games safe and inclusive.