Welfare Officer is – Dawn Miller
Phoenix UTD Football Club formally adopts the Safeguarding Procedures as approved by the Football Association.
Phoenix UTD Football Club is committed to creating and preserving the safest possible environment for children to play football.
Any act, statement, conduct or other matter which harms a child or children, shall constitute behaviour which is improper and brings the game into disrepute.
It is the duty of all Committee Members, Managers, Coaches and any other individuals directly or indirectly involved with Phoenix UTD Football Club to be aware of and help prevent the abuse that children can suffer whether neglect, emotional, physical or sexual.
Phoenix UTD Football Club accepts that children's welfare is paramount and children, whatever their age, culture, ability, gender or religion, have the right to protect from abuse.
All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
An individual convicted or is made the subject of a caution in respect of an offence, or an investigation by the Police, Social Care & Health or any other information which causes Phoenix UTD to believe that an individual poses or may pose a risk of harm to a Child or Children.
Phoenix UTD Football Club shall have the authority to impose the suspension of any individual from all specific involvement in football activities within the Club.
Phoenix UTD Football Club shall notify The Football Association of any individual who is the subject of an investigation by the Police, Social Services or any other authority relating to an Offence.
The First Instance, Contact your own Club Welfare Officer
See List Below
The FA have produced clear guidelines with regard to responsibilities around Criminal Record Checks.
Please see the links below:
Criminal record check clubs (see below)
Criminal record check coaches (download version) File: criminal-record-check-coaches-download-version1.pdf
Criminal record check referees (download version) File: criminal-record-check-referees-download-version1.pdf
Clubs with youth teams must have a named Welfare Officer who has an ‘accepted’ CRB check via The FA CRB Unit and who has completed the FA Safeguarding Children and Welfare Officer Workshops
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006) (SVGA) :
The FA’s Position Statement, 1st June 2010
ISA registration and CRB Checks –
Guidance for Football
The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006) (SVGA), was drafted following the death of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman and aims to prevent unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults. The FA takes its responsibilities as a National Governing Body seriously and will provide Counties, Leagues and Clubs with a systematic approach to the requirements of the Act.
However the Coalition Government Manifesto published in May 2010 has expressed the intent to review and ‘scale back’ the Vetting and Barring Scheme.
To date we have not been able to gather any further information about the scope and speed of this review. We continue to actively seek further clarification, but it is difficult to see how this Scheme can now go fully live in July 2010. As soon as new information is available we will communicate with Counties, Leagues and Clubs and The FA will provide the necessary support materials.
Our leagues support organised football for children from Under 7 (Year 2 at school) through to Under 14 and run from September through to May each year with games played on Saturdays.