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Countdown For The 13 Clubs Without A Qualified Welfare Officer!

Countdown for the 13 clubs without a Qualified Welfare Officer!


13 Clubs without a qualified Welfare Officer are subject to an Action Plan to appoint a Welfare Officer by the 15th December to avoid suspension. FA Rules are clear that all youth clubs must have a qualified Welfare Officer in place.


There are four mandatory requirements the Welfare Officer needs in place for this role:


  • An accepted FA CRC.
  • Completed an FA Safeguarding Children Workshop.
  • Completion of the Welfare Officer Workshop.
  • Completed the Online Safeguarding for Committee Members course.


The safeguarding workshops and welfare officer workshops can be booked on the West Riding FA website, or alternatively by contacting lewis.dawson@westridingfa.com


There are two scheduled Welfare Workshops coming up 31/10/18 and 13/12/18.


WELFARE officer

Any club without a named, qualified Welfare Officer, will be suspended as of 15th December 2018.