The East Riding County FA offers a range of safeguarding services and training to help create a safe and enjoyable football experience for everyone. We ensure safeguarding requirements are met as a requirement of club affiliation and we support clubs to maintain these standards. This includes making unannounced safeguarding visits to clubs.
Here are details of the current safeguarding support services we offer:
Forthcoming safeguarding courses and workshops
We offer a range of safeguarding services and training to help create a safe and enjoyable football experience for everyone. We ensure safeguarding requirements are met as a requirement of club affiliation and we support clubs to maintain these standards. This includes making unannounced safeguarding visits to clubs.
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Obtaining a Criminal Record Check (CRC)
As part of our safeguarding children strategy, The FA requires those working in eligible* roles with children and young people to pass a criminal records check. This is in line with legislation and government guidance and is standard practice.
We provide the framework and guidance for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in football and the leagues and clubs then have to implement this to ensure that those who are required to have checks done, do so.
The majority of checks are processed electronically, ensuring that people can be confirmed to work with children and young people swiftly. Where the check highlights relevant information, this is investigated further and a risk assessment is carried out to establish whether or not they will be accepted to work with children and young people in football.
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How we handle reported concerns
If you have any concerns regarding the about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, please make sure you report it as soon as possible.
As a County FA we have trained staff who have experience in dealing with these concerns and can ensure the necessary action is taken. Even If a concern doesn't meet the criteria and standard required for county involvement, advice will be given to clubs on how to investigate the issue internally using their club's policies, procedures and constitution. All concerns are treated confidentially.
You can find out more about how to report safeguarding and welfare concerns by clicking the link below.
How to report a concern
Support for Welfare Officers
We have a Designated Safeguarding Officer at the County FA to support Club Welfare Officers obtain the correct and necessary training and to support them in their role within their club.
Ongoing support, advice, training guidance is available at any time via Steve Lazenby, East Riding County FA's, Designated Safeguarding Officer.
In order to join our network of Club Welfare Officers, you are required to have an up-to-date Criminal Records Check, an FA Safeguarding Children Qualification, and attended a Welfare Officers Workshop.
Once you have these vital qualifications and took up the role within a club, you'll also be asked to complete a safeguarding for committee members online course.
become a welfare officer
Safeguarding Children Re-certification
If your need to renew your Safeguarding Children Workshop then you can renew it online. The
re-certification is available to those who have taken the 3 hour face to face workshop. Download the instructions to complete it online.
If you are having trouble accessing the online re-certification please email Liz.firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Re-certification for Safeguarding Children Workshop
Safeguarding for Committee Members
If you are a member of club's committee, whether this is a Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer or Welfare Officer you will need to complete the online Safeguarding for Committee Members module.
If you are having trouble accessing the online module please email email@example.com
Safeguarding for Committee Members
FA Safeguarding Adults
This course brings to life The FA’s Safeguarding Adults’ policy and describes how it can be implemented in open-age disability football.
This course is for anyone who works in or volunteers in open-age disability football. That includes coaches, managers, adult safeguarding leads as well as club officials.
Please be aware the course may not be suitable for everyone as it contains some powerful messages about abuse and the need to safeguard.
FA SAFEGUARDING ADULTS
Introduction to Safeguarding for 14 & 15 year olds
This course is for young people taking on positions of responsibility in football, raising their awareness of safeguarding and supporting them to report any concerns they have about their own or other young people’s welfare.
This is aimed at Referees under the age of 16 and forms part of the FA Basic Referee Course for those aged 14 and 15.
The course cannot be accessed by anyone over the age of 16.
introduction to safeguarding for 14 & 15 year olds
Safeguarding 16 and 17 Year Olds in Open Age Football
The FA have implemented new guidelines for Safeguarding 16 and 17 year olds in Open Age Adult Football.
Recently clubs will have received a letter from the FA outlining the Club's responsibilities and what actions need to be taken in order to implement these changes.
The East Riding County FA are beginning the process support to support clubs and leagues in understanding and ensuring that they are acknowledging their responsibility for safeguarding 16 and 17 year olds players.
SAFEGUARDING 16 AND 17 YEAR OLD players - guidelines for clubs