Woodstock Town Juniors
Child Welfare

OUR WELFARE OFFICER CAN BE CONTACTED AT CWO@WOODSTOCKTOWN.CO.UK

 

Ann Roberts, Child Welfare Officer -   07788 716 782

Samantha Brock, Child Welfare Officer - 07717 625 451

Childline is a free, private and confidential service.

Contact Childline on 
0800 1111 

Visit the Childline website

The NSPCC Helpline is a free, 24-hour service which

provides advice to anyone worried about a child.

Contact NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, or text on 88858

Visit the NSPCC website

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOP) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas. They identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.

Make a report to one of CEOP's Child Protection Advisors

Woodstock Town FC takes its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child, young person or vulnerable adult who has been entrusted to its care very seriously. All children have the right to take part in sports, and football should always be fun, inclusive and safe. We take our commitment to providing a safe environment for all very seriously. 

The Club Welfare Officer (CWO) is responsible for dealing with any report of abuse. This includes protecting children from any kind of abuse including; discrimination, bullying, disability, illness, ethical behaviour, drugs and alcohol, and economic hardship, as they all have an impact on the player and the club.
 
Child Welfare is the responsibility of every adult in the Club. The CWO is there as a first point of contact for any player, parent, coach or volunteer who has concerns.

Safe Guarding and Woodstock Town

 

All our coaches and managers who work with children under 18 years of age have criminal records checks (DBS, CRB)  - there are no exceptions to this rule. 

 

We are a Charter Standard Club which means we must meet the highest safeguarding standards including each team having or working towards at least one FA Level 1 Coaching qualified coach. Any assistant must be qualified in First Aid and Safeguarding Children. We also have expert coaches and other professionals advising and mentoring the club on a regular basis. 

As a club we take the Respect campaign very seriously and ensure we follow the recommended guidelines at all home matches.  At Woodstock Town we encourage respectful behaviour towards everyone involved in the game, from the players, the officials and management team.  We proactively encourage positive behaviours by requesting that our supporters stand behind the respect barriers, respect the referee's decisions and provide encouragement to both teams in the spirit of fair play. 

 

It is important that we all stay vigilant. Any behaviour which leads to concerns of any sort should be reported to the CWO. A multi-agency approach is essential in safeguarding and we work closely with the Welfare Team at our local FA, based in Witney, and also with the Police or other statutory agencies as necessary. Thankfully, most incidents are relatively minor, but if in doubt please do not hesitate to contact us to share your concerns. 

We only do positive

 

Email: cwo@woodstocktown.co.uk

Last updated 15 December 2021. 

 

 

 

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