Safeguarding and child welfare

Safeguarding and child welfare are paramount importance at Elsenham Youth Football club and place both high on our agenda. Our commitment to maintaining the highest standards for child welfare is evident from our status as a FA Charter Standard Club. The criteria for this status include FA DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) checks for all our volunteers, FA Emergency aid trained volunteers for all teams , addoption of a Safeguarding Children Policy and trained Child Welfare Officers (CWOs) for the club

The club's safeguarding policy can be found here: EYFC Safeguarding Policy

Don't Hesitate...Escalate! The FA's Whistleblowing Policy

Should you need to raise any safeguarding or child welfare concerns please use the following contacts: If you have reported a safeguarding concern about a child or young person and are dissatisfied with the manner in which the concerns has been handled, there are a number of organisation you can (and should) escalate the concern to.

Within Football:

Club Childwelfare Officer: Nicholas Yeadon  email cwo@elsenhamyfc.co.uk

Essex FA:  Designated Safeguarding Office , Helen Hever  Tel:01245 393098  email helen.hever@essexfa.com  

The FA's safeguarding Team: email safeguarding@thefa.com

External to Football:

Local Authority Designated Safeguarding Officer : Check your local authority website

NSPCC Helpline:  Tel 0808 800 5000  email help@nspcc.org.uk 

Childline: Tel 0800 1111

The Police: Non-Emergency:101 ; Emergency: 999

Additional Resources

Safeguarding - Rules & Regulations | The Football Association (thefa.com)

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)

NSPCC helpline | NSPCC

Childline | Childline

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Paul Jarvis


Nicholas Yeadon
Nicholas Yeadon

Welfare officer

Sharon Racey
Sharon Racey


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