Safeguarding and Welfare

Club Welfare Officers

The Club has three Welfare Officers:

Club Welfare Officer Roles and Responsibilities

Message from Manchesrer FA to all Clubs in Greater Manchester (11/11/21)

Safeguarding Visits

Manchester FA are committed to safeguarding visits and have been visiting leagues since the beginning of the season. The purpose of the visits is to check compliance of coaches and volunteers on match days to ensure the correct people are pitch side.

We need to ensure that coaches are listed correctly on Wholegame on order to carry out checks. If an individual is not listed or has no DBS etc this will be followed up with the Club and an action plan for the team will be put in place.

Safeguarding visits give us the opportunity to offer support to coaches, how to access courses etc.

Over this season we commit to visit all Clubs. We are looking to welfare officers to support this by making sure DBS are completed and ensuring coaches are listed correctly.

Report a Concern

Manchester FA have a new recording tool for reporting concerns. This is a simple form to complete for anyone wanting to report. If you please can use the form yourself and share to parents, coaches, and other club volunteers.

Please click here to open the form

The form is to report a concern and will not replace Manchester FA complaints procedure.

Voice of Children/Young People

Manchester FA young leader’s academy recruitment is open for young people who are keen to have a voice in our game.

Please click here to express your interest

Mental Health Support and Contacts

We understand that increased COVID-19 restrictions and a further national lockdown will impact different people in different ways. Grassroots football provides a support network and sense of community for so many people and no person should struggle through these changes alone.

Some of the support organisations available are: