Thinking of becoming a Welfare Officer?
As you know RESPECT is The Football Association's direct response to a clear message from the grassroots game.
We must improve standards of behaviour - on and off the field. Parental behaviour is one of the main reasons why young players drop out of the game. Poor behaviour by coaches, parents and players towards referees means that thousands of officials are dropping out each season.
RESPECT is aimed at helping us all to work together to change the negative attitudes and unacceptable behaviour on the sidelines and on the pitch. It's a long-term commitment. As a Club Welfare Officer (CWO) you have the chance to make a significant contribution to creating positive change.
The role of the CWO is key to ensuring that Respect is understood, taken on board by the committee, coaches/managers members and supporters.
In order to assist you with this role we have provided information on:
- The role of the CWO
- Help and support for you
- Making sure everyone knows who you are
- Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility
- Training requirements for this role
- Welfare Officer FAQ's
RESPECT outlines for everyone from league official to player to parent to club official to coach and referee that a certain standard of organisation and behaviour is expected in football. RESPECT is all about creating a fun, safe environment and its core principles work in tandem with Safeguarding Children.
Be Sure Everyone Knows Who You Are
Being on the Committee, Meetings and Newsletters
Booking a workshop
How to attend a Safeguarding Children workshop
Criminal Records Checks - FAQs 2013
Important information relating to FA Criminal Records Checks
Help and Support For You
Useful safeguarding children information and guidance
Safeguarding Children is Everyones Responsibility
Work together with the members of your committee and your CWOs
The Role Of The CWO
Information on the two key responsibilities
Training Requirements For This Role
Requirements for your Club and League
Welfare Officers FAQs
Why it is so important to have a Welfare Officer