other Safeguarding support Services
How We Handle Reported Concerns
Support For Welfare Officers
With over 250 Welfare Officers operating in our grassroots clubs and leagues, support is paramount. Our Safeguarding Team will send you regular updates and give you opportunities throughout the season to meet and learn more. We understand the importance of this role and the support that our welfare Officers may need during difficult situations. If you are a Welfare Officer and need support, please get in touch, via the details at the bottom of this page.
The welfare & safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults in football is our primary concern. Your concern will be treated with the respect and importance that it deserves.
From your initial concern being reported to its conclusion, our Safeguarding team will respond asking for additional information so that we can build up a complete picture of the concern. The safeguarding of the child or vulnerable adult in football will be the centre of the investigation.
Berks & Bucks FA have dedicated resources for Club and League Welfare Officers. We host regular online meetings/update sessions with Welfare Officers.
These dedicated meetings are where Welfare Officers can share ideas, receive updates from the Safeguarding Team and collectively support each other. If you would like to attend the next Club/League Welfare Officers meeting, please keep an eye on your emails or alternatively contact Safeguarding@Berks-BucksFA.com
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 which includes making unannounced safeguarding visits to clubs and we support clubs to maintain these standards.
Safeguarding Children Course FA Welfare Officers course