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Axbridge Saxons Junior Football Club


Proud to be the first Charter Standard Club in the area


Safeguarding Children

Let's make football safe, not sorry.

FA Guidelines

Safeguarding Children is everyone's responsibility and having welfare officers in all clubs and leagues with youth teams is crucial to The FA’s simple three part approach to safeguarding. This includes:

• Getting the right people involved - seeking references and CRC checks.
• Creating a safe environment - codes of conduct, education and best practice.
• Promoting clear systems - to deal with any concerns - policy and procedures.

All Clubs with youth sections and youth leagues are required by The FA to have an appointed Club or Youth League Welfare Officer. The Club or Youth League Welfare Officer is in place to improve practices at the Club and be the first point of contact for any concerns relating to children or vulnerable adults.

It is a mandatory regulation that anyone 16 years plus that is working with children and vulnerable adults in football, whether paid or voluntary, on a regular basis must undertake an FA Criminal Record Check (formally CRB).

Failure to comply can lead to a suspension from all youth football and football activity for non-compliance.

ASJFC Commitment

We at ASJFC want to assure people that we fully support the FA Safeguarding guidelines above. As such we adopt the following commitment:-


Further Information

Download the FA Safeguarding Guide - 1.9Mb (PDF)