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Child Welfare and Safeguarding

Cottenham United Colts acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every
child and young person who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to
provide a safe environment for all members. A child or young person is anyone under the
age of 18 engaged in any Club football activity. We subscribe to The Football Association’s
Safeguarding Children - Policy and Procedures and endorse and adopt the Policy Statement
contained in that document. 

If you have any concerns you can talk confidentially with the club’s Welfare Officer

Further information is also available via the
FA Safeguarding website

Emailing – 
Child Welfare Officers

The club has appointed two Welfare Officers - Caroline Cole & Joanne Banks whose details are provided at the end of this document. In addition to Child Safeguarding training, the Welfare Officers have undertaken additional Welfare Officer training. The Welfare Officers will liaise directly with the Cambridgeshire FA Welfare Officer and will be familiar with the procedures for referring any concerns. They will also play a proactive role in increasing
awareness of Respect, poor practice and abuse amongst their Club members.

The Welfare Officers keep records of qualifications and checks of anyone in direct contact
with children or young people, and ensure all volunteers are kept informed of expiry dates of
qualifications so they can be renewed in a timely fashion.

Any child, young person or parent who has child welfare concerns and feels they are unable
to speak to one of their coaches about it should contact one of our CWOs directly.

You can download the full documents by clicking the below icons.

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