Child welfare and safeguarding
At CSA 07 FC we take the welfare of all children at our club incredibly seriously. We want every child to feel safe and comfortable whilst playing or training with us.
Whether you are a young player, referee or volunteer helper you are assured that CSA 07 FC insist on the highest levels of respect across our club and also from visiting clubs and teams.
It is our utmost priority that all children are treated fairly and protected from all forms of misconduct (including abuse of any type). We support 100% the FA Respect program.
CSA 07 FC's Child Welfare Officer (CWO)
The club has a dedicated Child Welfare Officer, Nick Herne, who is our main point of contact for all welfare issues. Nick has passed the FA criminal records check (DBS) and has completed the Safeguarding Children Workshop and Welfare Officer Workshop. Any player or parent / guardian can contact the CWO directly if they have any concerns.
We also have a Safeguarding Children policy and procedures which can be found here.
All of our managers, coaches and match-day managers are all DBS checked and are familiar with the Safeguarding Children policy and procedures for reporting a concern about the welfare of a child.
Report your concerns
If you are worried about a child it is important that you report your concerns – no action is not an option. Follow the steps below.
1. If you are worried about a child then you need to report your concerns to the Club Welfare Officer.
2. If the issue is one of poor practice they will either:
If the concern is more serious – possible child abuse – where possible contact the Hampshire FA Welfare Officer first, then immediately contact the Police or Children’s Services
4. If the child needs immediate medical treatment take them to a hospital or call an ambulance and tell them this is a child protection concern. Let your Club Welfare Officer know what action you have taken
5. If at any time you are not able to contact your Club Welfare Officer or the matter is serious then you can either:
In addition, children should also know that they can contact ChildLine on the number shown above if they would like to discuss any worrying situation in a confidential way.
Children can also use the internet to find out information by going to this website:
The FA's 4 steps to Safeguarding in Football
As part of The FA’s role in aiming to do everything it can to support a safe and enjoyable framework for football, a new film has been made outlining the four key steps to safeguarding.