Measham Welfare Adults
It really is simple.

Safeguarding is everybody's business. 

Making the Beautiful Game safe means putting children's well-being above anything else.

Safeguarding is the absolute priority of any grassroots football club. At Measham Welfare Football Club, we have strict codes of conduct that coaches, players, and supporters must adhere to. These codes of conduct maintain good practise that is in the best interests of young people, to make the beautiful game safe and enjoyable

Safeguarding children can be achieved by following these easy steps...

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Heard or seen something that doesn't seem like good practise? Maybe you've heard some foul and abusive language, or seen a physical altercation.  You should make a note of this immediately, noting the time, place, and who was involved.​​
You then need to  report your concerns to your club's Designated Safeguarding Lead. Your DSL will then be able to act - if you supply evidence, it makes it a lot easier for decisive action to be taken. 
If a serious safeguarding allegation is made, your DSL may  refer the case to the League or County Welfare Officer. This usually happens where there has been an episode of neglect, abuse, or xenophobic (e.g. racist) language. 
Your Designated Safeguarding Lead is Alex Hinsley. All safeguarding concerns should be directed to him. Click here to email the Measham Welfare DSL.

But what does a Safeguarding Lead do?
A DSL  must:

1. Be clear about the club’s/league’s responsibilities when running activities for children and young people. A DSL's first concern should be the child's safety and welfare.
2. Help club/league personnel to recognise that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and to actively play their part. This is done through promoting the appropriate channels for making safeguarding disclosures/referrals.
3. Be the designated safeguarding lead for a club/league, and to promptly deal with any issues pertaining to the welfare of young people, or to delegate this on to County Welfare Officers. 
4. Oversee the qualifications of club officials, including: emergency first aid, safeguarding children, and DBS checks, and to maintain the validity of these certifications. 
5. Be responsible for the FA's Respect campaign by promoting good practice, and for issuing codes of conducts for players, coaches, and supporters to abide by. 

Report any concerns  immediately to the DSL.

Read the FA's latest Safeguarding Campaign:  Keeping Football Safe and Enjoyable (click here)

"How do I play my part in safeguarding children?"

Abiding by my club's Codes of Conducts, to ensure best possible practice. 

Want to find out more? Click here to to the FA website's Safeguarding section to find out more about keeping football a safe place for young people.