As an FA Charter Standard Community Club, child welfare is at the heart of what we do.
Sevenoaks Town FC Directors and Trustee's are responsible for the Club’s compliance with the child protection and welfare issues that are related to running a youth football club.
The Club Welfare Officer, Paul Lansdale, is responsible for the welfare and safeguarding of all members under the age of 18. Three of the club's codes relate specifically to club welfare issues:
Safeguarding Children Policy
Child Protection Policy
Complaints and Disciplinary Procedure
All managers and coaches must complete the following before taking charge of a team:
valid Enhanced DBS check
have or be working towards a minimum FA Level 1 coaching qualification
FA Safeguarding Children Workshop certificate
FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football certificate
The club has two Welfare Officers
As an FA Charter Standard Community Club, we expect the highest standards of conduct from our players, parents and supporters.
We are passionate supporters of the FA Respect campaign.
FA Whistleblowing Policy
Any adult or young person with concerns about an adult in a position of trust with football can ‘whistle blow’ by contacting The FA Safeguarding Team on 0800 169 1863, by writing to The FA Case Manager at The Football Association, Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London SW1P 9EQ, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively by going direct to the Police, Children’s Social Care or the NSPCC.