Know your Child Protection Officers: 
Dave Nelthorpe 07930 149476 & Sue Broadbent 07950 434973

Know your Club Welfare Officer: 
Dave Nelthorpe 07930 149476

ADULTS - For coaches and assistants that need to renew their safeguarding certificate, this can be done online - http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding/safeguarding-children

Under 16s: https://learning.thefa.com/mod/page/view.php?id=355

FA Whistleblowing Policy - http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding/policy-downloads

The FA Safeguarding Children ‘Keeping football Safe and Enjoyable’ - http://www.thefa.com/news/2017/nov/13/keep-football-safe-and-enjoyabledocument-131117

Statement from the Chairman of the English FA

Below, in PDF format is a statement issued by the Chairman of the English Football Association, MR. GREG CLARKE.

This is in response to the concerns over the recent disclosures of child abuse in football (Nov/Dec 2016). As an affiliated member of the FA, our governing body, we wish to make this statement available to our Members, Parents, Guardians and Families of everyone connected with Whickham Fellside Youth Football Club to assure them of our position in this sad time for football.

All our Coaches and everyone working within Whickham Fellside Youth Football Club are CRB (DBS) checked. We have a Club Welfare Officer, MR DAVE NELTHORPE who oversees this very important area for us and a safeguarding officer, MRS SUE BROADBENT. Anyone having any concerns are welcome to contact them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For the benefit of parents and members, WFYFC have also formulated a Qualifications and Certification Policy which states that any individual working with members must comply with DBS (CRB) Regulations and be registered.

Additional links to report safeguarding issues:

The FA.com - http://www.thefa.com/news/2016/dec/02/england-leaders-explain-4-steps-to-safeguarding

http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding

Durham FA -  https://www.durhamfa.com/safeguarding-and-welfare

Our 'Child Protection Policy' is attached as a PDF File for you to upload.

WHICKHAM FELLSIDE YOUTH FOOTBALL CLUB IS A SAFEGUARDING ORGANISATION AND WE HAVE A DUTY TO PASS ON ANY CONCERNS TO THE RELEVANT FOOTBALL AUTHORITIES, LOCAL CHILDREN SERVICES AND THE CLUB'S WELFARE OFFICER.