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TTFC Welfare and Safeguarding

Thurlby Tigers Football Club is committed to its responsibilities to safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people involved in grassroots football.

Know your welfare officers

At Thurlby Tigers we take the welfare and safeguarding of all those involved at the club as our first priority.

We understand that we are required to be clear about the clubs responsibilities when running activities for children and young people and to help club and league personnel understand what their ‘duty of care’ towards children and young people actually means on a daily basis.

If you have questions please email our welfare team.

steve coleby

Steve Coleby
Welfare Lead

Giles Thirsk
Welfare Officer

Gavin Bell

Gavin Bell
Welfare Officer

Baz Gray
Welfare Officer

phil davies ttfc fixtures secretary

Phil Davies
Welfare Officer

Rebecca Bell

Rebecca Bell
Welfare Officer

victoria jezova

Victoria Jezova
Welfare Officer

jen sandfield

Jen Sandfield
Welfare Officer

Reporting a concern

How to whistle blow

Anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, is required to refer it to The FA Safeguarding team. The team is staffed by professionals who are experienced in dealing with these concerns.

However, to report a concern at our club please complete the form on our welfare concerns page.

Tackling racism and discrimination

We adhere to the following equality, inclusion and discrimination guidelines set out by Kick It Out. We are committed to ensuring a safe environment for all participants by applying equality, diversity and inclusion in our day to day operations.

You can report an incident of discrimination in football – whether it took place online or at a grassroots, non-league or professional game – by filling in the online reporting form on the kick it out website. For other reporting methods available, visit Kick It Out’s Other Reporting Methods page.

FA Safeguarding Policies

Safeguarding policies

The club has specific welfare and safeguarding policies in line with the governing body of the sport (The FA).

Alternatively, if you have any concerns or questions you can access the below repository which houses all the FA policies for safeguarding. To access The FA Safeguarding Policies please click the button below.

Safeguarding awareness for parents and carers

Free online course

England Football Learning – The FA’s education arm – has launched a free online course for parents and carers. The 30-minute course aims to create greater awareness of the safeguarding role parents and carers can play within football.

Emphasising the needs and wellbeing of children, the course outlines the forms, signs and indicators of abuse, including ‘grooming’. It also includes a checklist of the safeguards that should be in place at a child’s club and also covers the ways in which concerns can be reported.

Helping support all associated with our club

TTFC Document Library

Thurlby Tigers Football Club is committed to its responsibilities to safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people involved in grassroots football and whether, playing, coaching or supporting, we all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game.

We have a comprehensive library available to all, documenting or our roles, responsibilities, policies and the guidelines we adhere to within grassroots football.

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