Meet our Child Welfare Officer



Child Welfare Officer

Kerry along with all the coaches and management committee are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for young boys and girls to have fun and play football.

​Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility.

The club welfare officers have a responsibility for ensuring that children and young people, can play football in a safe and non-threatening environment, and are not subject to any form of neglect, abuse or bullying.
If you are worried about a child it is important that you report your concerns using the guidelines below - no action is not an option.

  1.  Contact Club Welfare Officer, Kerry Smith 07707 702659 within 24 hrs ideally.

  2.  If the issue is one of poor practice the Welfare Officer will either: 

    • Deal with the matter themselves or

    • Seek advice from the Hampshire County FA Welfare Officer

  3.  If the concern is more serious - possible child abuse - where possible, contact the County FA Welfare Officer, Melanie Gill or call  01256 853012 or 02393 879998 or Work Mobile 0788 5807321 first, then immediately contact the Police or Children's Services 

  4.  If the child needs immediate medical treatment take them to a hospital or call an ambulance and tell them this is a child protection concern. Let your Club Welfare Officer know what action you have taken.

  5.  If at any time you are not able to contact your Club Welfare Officer or the matter is serious then you can either:

    • Contact your County FA Welfare Officer directly,

    • Call The FA/NSPCC 24 hour Helpline for advice on 0808 800 5000 or online

    • Contact the Police on 999 or Children's Services