Safeguarding at Wiltshire FA
It'S EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.
By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under-18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.
Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.
SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION FOR ADULTS
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DID YOU KNOW?
THE LAW AROUND SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH PLAYERS IN FOOTBALL AND THE PERSON IN THE 'POSITION OF TRUST' CHANGED IN JUNE 2022.
The government has created a new Section 22A of the Act in which they will extend positions of trust offences to include where an adult is coaching, teaching, training, supervising or instructing in sport or a religion to a 16 or 17 year old on a regular basis.
Sport is defined using games in which physical skill is the predominant factor and those which are engaged in for the purpose of competition or display.
The reason for this extension is that adults who regularly coach, teach, train, supervise or instruct a child in sport are particularly influential over a child's development. They have a very high level of trust, influence, responsibility, power and authority and these figures are well established, trusted and respected in the community. As a result, there is a significant power imbalance between the adult and young person - even if the young person may not view the relationship as abusive or exploitative - which would amount to an abuse of the adult's position of trust and leaves the child open to manipulation and grooming.
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SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Why do kids worry?
Do you know what to do if their worries worry you?
Find out more about Safeguarding Training
safeguarding for referee's
SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION FOR REFEREE'S
LET'S TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
Safeguarding CHILDREN IN FOOTBALL
Find out more about Safeguarding
For the FA Safeguarding Framework, more information and further guidance please visit thefa.com/safeguarding