Safeguarding is the actions taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. AFC Alsager is committed to creating a safe and enjoyable environment for football and takes safeguarding extremely seriously.
We adhere to all FA policies for safeguarding and appoint Club Welfare Officers to ensure compliance. Welfare Officers hold an FA-accepted Criminal Record Check which has to be renewed every three years and must also undertake regular FA-approved safeguarding training.
With the club committee’s support, Welfare Officers ensure the appropriate checks and training are completed for anyone at the club working with children and young people under the age of 18.
All coaches and assistant coaches working with children require Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.
The club has public liability insurance and also takes out personal accident insurance for players.
AFC Alsager has signed up to the FA’s Respect Programme and a good standard of organisation and behaviour is expected from everyone in football – whether as a league or club official, player, parent, coach or referee.
We want to create a safe and fun environment at AFC Alsager where children and young people can grow in confidence, make friends and develop their skills and potential.
Useful child protection links:
- Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors: https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ or click below.
- Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
- Check out the FA SAFEGUARDING IN THE DIGITAL WORLD page: http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding/section-6-safeguarding-in-the-digital-world