As a Chartered Standard Club, criminal record checks are carried out on all Alresford Town Youth coaches and they attend the FA’s safeguarding children awareness course as part of their Level 1 coaching qualification, with additional training provided to the club’s Welfare Officer.
Child Welfare Officer
Alresford Town Youth FC’s Designated Welfare Officer is Richard Tween and his email address is [email protected] and his contact number is 07718 590039
The County Welfare Officer is Ian Binks and his email address is [email protected]
The FA Safeguarding email address is [email protected]
FA Whistleblower Policy Statement
“Whistle-blowing can be used as an early warning system or when it’s recognised that appropriate actions have not been taken. It is about revealing and raising concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation or within an independent structure associated with it. Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague can also use whistle-blowing by contacting The FA’s safeguarding team on 0800 169 1863 Extension 6300 or 6400 or via email on [email protected]. Alternatively, you can go directly to the Police or Children’s Social Care and report your concerns there.” Our club encourages everyone to know about this information and utilise it if necessary.
If the matter is urgent and you cannot contact our club or the Hampshire FA designated safeguarding officer, you can call The NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 – or if it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the police or children’s social care in your area.
If you are a victim of historical sexual abuse in football please call 0800 023 2642
If you are a child or parent concerned about safeguarding children in the game today you can call Childline 0800 1111
Has something happened online that has made you feel worried or unsafe? Make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre
Collectively, we all work to create safe environments in football and seek to ensure that if there are concerns, people know how and where to report them.