Liverpool FA is responsible for the safeguarding welfare of children and vulnerable adults involved in grassroots football and run a series of courses and training events for clubs, handle safeguarding issues and manage the new Criminal Records Check process.
It is now a mandatory requirement for all youth football Clubs and Leagues to have a qualified Welfare Officer in place before they can affiliate to Liverpool FA.
The Liverpool FA work closely with the FA to ensure that all the relevant Safeguarding Children policies and practices are being adopted by all our youth leagues and clubs throughout the county in order to protect children and protect the interests of our clubs.
The FA has a simple three part approach to help everyone:
- Gettting the right people involved - carrying out references and CRB checks
- Creating a safe environment - Codes of conduct, education and best practice
- Promoting clear systems to deal with any concerns, policy and procedures
Criminal Records Checks
Criminal Records Checks (CRCs) replaced the previous CRB check system in early 2013. CRC checks assess an individuals criminal records history and allow the FA to make an informed decision on whether that person is suitable for a position working with children and vulnerable adults. Clubs can now register for CRC checks online; an interactive guide is attached to the foot of this page.
Safeguarding Children Workshop
Safeguarding Children is a 3-hour workshop which covers a number of issues surrounding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. The course is a compulsory part of most FA qualifications including coaching awards, and Liverpool FA run several courses each month. Courses can be booked online via the Liverpool FA website, please click here
County Welfare Officer
Liverpool FA's Welfare Officer is Gordon Johnson. If you need more information on safeguarding or welfare contact Gordon on 0151 523 4488 or 07595070809 or Gordon.Johnson@liverpoolfa.com