Children Safety & Help


As a youth football club that works with hundreds of children there are many avenues we can use to ensure the safety of our players off the pitch...but this knowledge is key to you also.

There will be an announcement of a new project being rolled out by our club later this week to give our players a voice following a recent parent consultation. The idea is to give the players a chance to express ideas about their club, but naturally this could also open up things that no-one really want to think about and they want to say...and there is help out there to access.

If you work with children and young people or are a parent and want to know more about keeping children safe online and offline, you can use CEOP's Thinkuknow education resources, Childline and NSPCC

What is CEOP?

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. The CEOP Centre is part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.

If you are worried that someone has acted inappropriately towards your child or another child you may know or work with, you can report this. This may include things like sexualised chat, being asked to meet up, or being asked to do something that made the child feel uncomfortable.

Any member of the public - whether a child, parent or professional - can report a concern about child sexual abuse or online exploitation to our CEOP safety centre. All reports are assessed and responded to by CEOP's specialist Child Protection Advisors. If a police response is necessary, it would be conducted in partnership with your local police force.

Please remember that if a child or young person is in immediate danger then always call 999.

Club Welfare Officer:

Chris George
Mobile: 07879291339

GFA Designated Safeguarding Officer:

Hugh Feltham 
Mobile: 07960 500130