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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 feel free to email one of our welfare officers below.

Rebecca Bell

Rebecca Bell

Email Rebecca

Giles Thirsk

Email Giles

Gavin Bell

Gavin Bell

Email Gavin

Baz Gray

Email Baz

phil davies ttfc fixtures secretary

Phil Davies

Email Phil

steve coleby

Steve Coleby

Email Steve

victoria jezova

Victoria Jezova

Email Victoria

jen sandfield

Jen Sandfield

Email Jen

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 email one of our welfare officers listed above. Alternatively, you can email the FA safeguarding team directly.

Reporting Safeguarding Concerns with the Lincolnshire FA

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.

Kick it out tacking racism and discrimination

FA Safeguarding Policies

FA safeguarding policies

Safeguarding policy library

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


free online safeguarding course

TTFC Roles & Responsibilities

Welfare Officer Roles & Responsibilities

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Welfare Officer Information Pack

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Welfare Checklist

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ttfc kick it out equality charter

Kick it Out

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complaints procedure

Complaints Procedure

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TTFC Policies

ttfc safeguarding risk assessment

Safeguarding Risk Assessment

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ttfc club ethos and coaching policy

Club Ethos & Coaching Philosophy

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ttfc equal opportunities policy

Equal Opportunities

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ttfc anti-discrimination policy


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ttfc inclement weather policy

Inclement Weather

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ttfc safeguarding policy for clubs with 16-17 year old players

Safeguarding – 16-17 year olds

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ttfc safequarding policy for youth teams

Safeguarding – Youth teams

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ttfc anti-bullying policy


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ttfc witness statement

Witness Statement

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ttfc code of conduct

Code of Conduct

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ttfc disciplinary policy

Disciplinary Policy

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FA Policies

grassroots club safeguarding policy and procedures

Grassroots Club Safeguarding

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affiliated clubs safeguarding policy and procedures

Affilated Clubs Safeguarding

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ttfc social networking guidelines

Social Networking Guidelines

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ttfc photography guidelines

Photography Guidelines

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ttfc safeguarding children policy and prodecures

Safeguarding Children

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anti-bullying policy

Anti-bullying Policy

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