Creating fun, safe football environments is central to Respect.
Many children and young people have a fantastic experience through football - some don't. This may be down to aggressive or pushy coaches and parents screaming and shouting from the sidelines. Respect highlights that this behaviour is unacceptable. We need to help coaches and parents understand the effect this behaviour can have and share positive ways to motivate young players.
Support and information for Welfare Officers to implement the Respect programme can be found within My Role.
Click here for information on the Safeguarding Children Education Programme. You'll find details of the safeguarding children workshop, which anyone can attend and the Welfare Officer Workshop, which is specifically for those in this role.
If you have concerns about the welfare of a child, then click here to report your concerns and follow the guidance provided.
Click on www.thefa.com/footballsafe for the following guidance that underpins the principles of Respect and helps to safeguard children in football:
- Choosing a club for your child
- Anti-bullying policy
- Club Safeguarding Children policy
- Information and support sheets.
Click here for safeguarding information aimed specifically at young people.
Safeguarding Children is everyone's responsibility. Having welfare officers in all clubs and leagues with youth teams is key. Our simple three part approach includes:
- Getting only the right people involved - references and CRB checks
- Creating a safe environment - Codes of Conduct and education courses
- Promoting clear systems to deal with any concerns - policy and procedures.