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


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.