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Local Safeguarding Initiatives

"Safeguarding is everyoneS responsibility."

The Jersey 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 safeguarding visits to clubs. Here are details of the current safeguarding support services we officer.

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.

Here are details of the current safeguarding support services we offer:

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.

For information on how to begin processing you CRC the States of Jersey Police contact your Club Welfare Officer.

How We Handle Reported Concerns

Graeme Le Saux offers advice on how to deal with a concern about a child, please take a few minutes to see what he has to say and help us to share this film more widely with parents/careers and club officials. Send them the link and together we can help to keep youth football fantastic.The FA & Jersey FA seeks to do everything it can to support a safe and enjoyable framework for football. This means, if standards ever fall short with poor practice or unacceptable behaviour, there’s a framework in place to make sure we can deal with it. By reporting a concern you can help us make sure that the youth game stays safe and strong. 

Anyone who has a concern 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, is required to refer it to your local Club Welfare officers. (See list adjacent to find your club welfare officer.) 

 Important Contacts

Jersey FA Welfare Officer: Alan.Williams@JerseyFA.com
Jersey Combination League Welfare Officer: jenniferbrowne@live.co.uk

Know your Local Club Welfare Officers Contacts

Peter Gully

Paul Cottiard

Simon Riley

Helen Racjan

Cyril Roberts

Andrea Lloyd

Aaron Travers

David Maine 

Stephen Falle:

 

Alan Williams

James Scott

Tel: 07797831983

Email: j.scott@grainville.sch.je

Richard Dyer

Safeguarding YouTube Front
How to Report a Concern
#KeepFootballSafe

The FA's online Safeguarding Children Re-certification

This new interactive course is available free of charge for anyone in football who has previously completed the three hour face-to-face Safeguarding Children Workshop.

The course includes:

  • The role of designated people in football
  • Safer practice with under 18s
  • Safer use of social media
  • Safeguarding disabled children
  • Listening to children
  • Recognising and responding to poor practice and abuse

How and when to report safeguarding concerns

The course uses case studies, interactive tasks and interviews to bring the material to life. On completion, records will automatically update with a new qualification and the learner can also print a certificate. Please note it may take up to seven days for a qualification to show on a learner’s records and learners must have previously completed the three hour face-to-face workshop before attempting this certificate.

A step-by-step guide on how to access the course online through the Learning Management System (LMS) are attached to this article and can be downloaded for free.

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If you have any questions or difficulties completing the course online and wish to speak to somebody, please contact Jersey FA's Robert Lawrence on 730433 or Robert.Lawrence@JerseyFA.com

Get in touch

Jersey FA Welfare Contacts

Tel: 07797839466

Email: Alan.Williams@JerseyFA.com

Email: jenniferbrowne@live.co.uk

The FA Respect

Respect

The FA's Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, players and parents from grassroots to elite football - to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game.

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