Working Together we can keep football safe and enjoyable for young people
We want you to feel confident in football and to know that your child will have fun and be safe.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Non-action is not an option.
Every youth football Club is required to have a trained Designated Safeguarding Officer ( DSO ) who is responsible for the welfare of the young people in our Club.
Mr John Anastasiou is the Safeguarding Officer and all coaches have completed their statutory safeguarding training. In addition they attend the Football Association's Welfare Officers Workshops.
John Anastasiou: 07894 568175
If you wish to raise any concerns please contact any one of the above or email our Club Secretary - jeremy at email@example.com
Safeguarding for our players
Please visit the Middlesex FA Website:
We encourage all of players to regularly look at it. It has a wealth of child friendly material on it. It will be changed monthly. I would like children’s ideas of new material to put on it. It will include competitions in the next update.
It has a kids survey on there and we encourage as many players to take part in it. This way we can obtain your views and change things if needed.
Child Protection Policy Statement
Pro Soccer Youth Development recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people (defined as any person under the age of 18) involved in football which it organises or which it supervises and is committed to working to provide them with a safe environment. The Club subscribes to The Football Association’s Child Protection Best Practice Policy and Procedures, Safeguarding Children and Young People in Football (Revised Edition 2006) and endorse and adopt the Policy Statement contained in that document namely:-
“Every child or young person, defined as any person under the age of 18, who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and should be protected from abuse. This is the responsibility of every adult involved in football. The FA recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. The FA is, therefore, committed to working to provide a safe environment for all children and young people to participate in the sport to the best of their abilities so long as they choose to do so”.
The key principles of this Safeguarding Children Policy and that of the FA are that:-
The child’s welfare is, and must always be, the paramount consideration
All children and young people have the right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation
All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
Working in partnership with other organisations, children and young people and their parents/carers is essential