As an FA Charter Standard Community Club, child welfare is at the heart of what we do.
Raiders Trustee, Steve Slater, is 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 Officers, Johanna Connoly (Boys) and Joanna Conway (Girls) are responsible for the welfare and safeguarding of all members under the age of 18. Three of the Club codes relate specifically to Club Welfare issues, namely:
- Safeguarding Children Policy
- Child Protection Policy
- Complaints and Disciplinary Procedure.
All Managers and Coaches must complete the following before taking charge of a team:
- CRC/DBS check
- Minimum FA Level 1 Award in Coaching Football
- FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
- FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football
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.
The role of the Club Welfare Officer is key to ensuring that Respect is understood, taken on board by the committee, coaches/managers members and supporters. Our Match Day Delegates are present at every game to ensure that the FA Respect guidelines are followed.