HELP US KEEP FOOTBALL SAFE AND ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE
Everyone shares the responsibility for safeguarding children and creating a safe environment in football whether as a parent, coach, spectator or club official.
As a club, which involves children under the age of 18 we have to ensure that we have every possible safeguard in place to protect yourself, the organisation and the individuals involved.
Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility. If you are worried about a child it is important that you report your concerns
NO ACTION IS NOT AN OPTION.
If you are concerned about your child or another child within the club, you should contact our Club Welfare Officer (CWO) in the first instance.
Please use the contact information supplied on this page to report any cases or concerns regarding safeguarding.
In today’s world, safeguarding children and young people applies as much online as it does face-to-face.
As a club we constantly look to provide a supportive framework for everyone who is involved with Ashington Town FC, whatever their role.
This role extends to the use of digital platforms in a football context. Such platforms include websites, email, mobile messaging, and use of social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.
These technologies have huge benefits. For example, it’s so much easier nowadays for a team or club to let its players know the times of training sessions, meet-ups, and match venues. However, we have to recognise that digital platforms can be misused, with increased risks to children and young people.
Ashington Town FC takes these risks extremely seriously. It’s with this in mind that as a club we follow the guidance notes that have been developed by the National FA.
It’s essential that everyone involved in our great game makes informed decisions about how they use the internet, social media, mobile phone, and email communications – particularly when children and young people are involved.