Coach working with young players.

Liverpool FA Set For Hat-Trick of Safeguarding Events

Liverpool County FA is set to host its third ‘Introduction to Excellence in Safeguarding’ event of the season, which will be open for all Club Welfare Officers from clubs within the Craven Minor Junior Football League in Southport.

Teaming up with Safeguarding and Victim Engagement (SAVE) and i7 Solutions, the SAVE Excellence in Safeguarding Standard aims to achieve maximum benefit and protection for young people, parents, carers, vulnerable adults, coaches, volunteers, clubs and their committee members.

The event will be held at Ainsdale Sports Club, 772A Liverpool Road, Southport, PR8 3QF on Monday 26 November 2018, getting underway at 7.00pm.

The evening will afford junior football club Welfare Officers the opportunity to meet and network with former professional footballers and SAVE ambassadors, Paul Steward, David White and Ian Ackley, in order to explore the possibility of enhancing their club status and standing with regards to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults engaged with the club.

Gordon Johnson (pictured with David White and Paul Stewart), Designated Safeguarding Officer at Liverpool County FA, said: “Following on from two successful evenings held in Liverpool and Warrington, our Association continues to support all initiatives aimed at keeping kids involved in football safe and ensure their continued enjoyment of the game. This is our third event run in conjunction with SAVE, which we hope will be beneficial for all clubs playing within the Craven Minor Junior Football League.”

Michelle Marshall, Secretary of the Craven Minor Junior Football League, added: “The safeguarding of all participants in football should be a priority for all leagues. Craven Minor JFL is looking forward to hosting SAVE and Liverpool County FA on 26 November for our first Excellence in Safeguarding Event.”

All clubs wishing to attend, if not already done so, should confirm their attendance to the Craven Minor Junior Football League Welfare Officer, Jim Sergison, via ASAP.

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