"Safeguarding is EVERYONE'S 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.
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.)
Jersey FA Senior Safeguarding Lead: JLDesbois@JerseyFA.com Tel: 077977 89252
Jersey FA Deputy Senior Safeguarding Lead: Robert.Richardson@JerseyFA.com Tel: 07797 839 815
Jersey FA Designated Safeguarding Officer: Alan.Williams@JerseyFA.com Tel: 07797 839 466
Jersey FA Board Safeguarding Champion: Robert.Lawrence@JerseyFA.com
All enquiries: Safeguarding@JerseyFA.com