At Saltdean United we take our responsibilities towards the protection of our young people very seriously indeed. Our Child Welfare policy is available to download and can be found here: SUFC Child Welfare Policy
The club carries out DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks on all volunteers who work with youth players on a regular basis and all volunteers working with the children are required to undertake FA Safeguarding Children training, irrespective of what other training or qualifications they may hold in other areas of their lives related to child welfare and safeguarding.
Anyone who is a manager, coach or assistant who works with children (young people up to 18 years of age) regularly will have a check carried out before they start in their role and that check is renewed every three years to ensure the ongoing welfare and safeguarding of our young people.
These standards have been embedded within our Club for years, and we can therefore demonstrate that our volunteers have a consistent level of understanding of safeguarding and welfare issues.
Report Your Concerns
It is imperative that everyone is aware of the actions they should take if they have concerns about the safety of ANY child, whether within the Club or outside, or the behaviours of an adult towards a child.
Club Welfare Officer
In the first instance, you should report your concerns, in confidence, to Saltdean United’s Club Welfare Officer, Steve Phythian whose contact details are shown below. Similarly, if you have any queries about the DBS process, safeguarding or any Welfare issues, please contact Steve.
Your contact will ALWAYS be taken seriously and investigated fully.
Steve Phythian – Saltdean United FC Welfare Officer
M: 07982 237298
Sussex County FA Safeguarding team: Safeguarding@SussexFA.com
NSPCC / FA Helpline: 0808 800 5000 – or if it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the Police or Children’s Social Care in your area.
Sussex County FA Safeguarding and Child Welfare policies and procedures: