Warmley Rangers Football club is committed to ensuring all necessary steps are taken to protect children and young people who participate in football at all levels. The club is backed by the FA in the belief that all young people have the right to participate in football in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse.
My name is Kelly Hawker. As well as being a parent of one of the boys playing for the club, I am the designated Child Welfare Officer for Warmley Rangers Football Club.
Any concerns, suspicions or allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
If you have any concerns at all, whether you are a player, parent, manager or friend, please contact me:
Tel: 07811 844077
Any conversations or information provided will be dealt with in an appropriate and confidential way.
If you have a concern about the welfare of a Child or Young Person or about an Adults behaviour towards a Child or Young person what would you do?
In the first instance you should highlight this to your Team Manager or CWO, if this is not appropriate then you can contact;
Hugh Feltham, Designated Safeguarding Officer at the GFA
Mobile: 07960 500130 Email: Safeguarding@GloucestershireFA.com
or contact the
FA / NSPCC 24 hour Hotline number 0808 800 5000
or email The FA Safeguarding Team E-mail Safeguarding.Children@thefa.com
Do you know what the FA's whistle blowing policy is?
Whistle-blowing can be used as an early warning system or when it’s recognised that appropriate actions have not been taken. This approach or policy is adopted in many different
walks of life. It is about revealing and raising concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation or within an independent structure associated with it. Please use the contact information provided above.
Please ensure you speak with your child or young person about who to speak to if they have any Safeguarding concerns. There is also plenty of guidance on the GFA website https://www.gloucestershirefa.com/
Parents can also complete the FREE Safeguarding For All course which can be found at: https://thebootroom.thefa.com/learning/qualifications/safeguarding-courses
Let Children Play
They stand on the field with their heart beating fast
The whistle has blown, the die has been cast
Mum and Dad cannot help, they stand all alone
A goal at this moment would send the team home
The ball near their feet, they kick and it misses
There’s a moan from the crowd, some boos and some hisses
A thoughtless voice cries ‘take off the bum’
Tears fill their eyes, it’s no longer fun
If you’re ever tempted to shout or to groan
Remember it’s a child, who stands all alone
So open your heart, give them a break
It’s moments like this, a player you make
Keep this in mind, please do not forget
They’re only children, not adults yet!
Useful Points of Contact
24 hour free and confidential helpline that provides counselling, information and advice to anyone concerned about a child or young person at risk of ill treatment or abuse.
Child Line 0800 1111 – www.childline.org.uk
This offers confidential 24 hour telephone advice to children who are being bullied, abused or who are at risk in any way.
NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit 0116 234 7278 – www.thecpsu.org.uk
A central point for sports organisations in relation to Child Protection in sport.
A website designed specifically by young people for young people