Child Welfare

The following information is for our coaches, parents and players giving helpful hints and advice so we can all stay safe and enjoy football.

Safeguarding Children

Child Protection in Sport NSPCC

Dedicated helpline launched with support of the FA as more footballers speak up about sexual abuse in the game.

Following revelations by Andy Woodward, Steve Walters and Paul Stewart about the abuse they suffered as young footballers, the NSPCC launched a dedicated football hotline for victims of abuse on 23 November, supported by the FA.

The free helpline is available 24 hours a day on 0800 023 2642.

Greetland FC Child Welfare Officer is : David Wilkinson. Email:

Child Welfare and inclement weather

Advice for Parents and Carers

Whilst the club have a strict Child Welfare policy which is detailed on the club website, it is your responsibility as a parent or guardian to ensure that your child is dressed accordingly for the weather conditions when your child plays football. Games are called off if the pitch is dangerous to play on but winter football can be a cold game and your children need to be suitably dressed. Please take note of the following points :-

Safe Internet Use

Are you using the internet safely?

Once you have placed something on the internet it is in the public domain – that means anyone can access it, change it and share it with others.

Bear this in mind when you are using the internet. As a Club we will :-

Players and Managers, Coaches:-

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006) (SVGA), was drafted following the death of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman and aims to prevent unsuitable people from working with children and vulnerable adults. This Act will have an impact on football for Under 18s and The FA has worked hard to ensure the voice of football has been heard and understood by Government.

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Child Welfare Officer

What is involved in being a Child Welfare Officer. If you are interested and think you can help then read on ...

Photography Guidelines

The Club follows the guidelines for taking photographs as set out by the FA. You can read about this here:

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