Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility.
The club welfare officers have a responsibility for ensuring that children and young people, who register with Burton Youth FC, can play football in a safe and non-threatening environment, and are not subject to any form of neglect, abuse or bullying.
If you are worried about a child it is important that you report your concerns using the guidelines below - no action is not an option.
- Contact the Burton Youth FC Welfare Officer, Jon King 07507710135
- If the issue is one of poor practice the Welfare Officer will either:
- Deal with the matter themselves or
- Seek advice from the Hampshire County FA Welfare Officer
- If the concern is more serious - possible child abuse - where possible, contact the County FA Welfare Officer, Ian Binks Ian.Binks@HampshireFA.com or call 01256 853012 or 02393 879998 or Work Mobile 07718 122900 first, then immediately contact the Police or Children's Services
- 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.
- If at any time you are not able to contact your Club Welfare Officer or the matter is serious then you can either:
- Contact your County FA Welfare Officer directly,
- Call The FA/NSPCC 24 hour Helpline for advice on 0808 800 5000 or online
- Contact the Police on 999 or Children's Services