Guidance for WFA League & Club Welfare Officers
As you are probably aware, the Football Association (FA) has advised that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future. To support League and Club Welfare Officers, we have created the following guidance.
Suspension of All Football
All professional and grassroots football is postponed until further notice. Our advice is that you do not provide any form of football (training/friendlies etc) in any capacity until further advice is received from the government/The FA and we will communicate this to you.
The WFA offices will be temporarily closed and all staff will be working from home.
Safeguarding will still remain, as always, a priority. With no football taking place I do not expect to see any poor practice concerns however if there are any urgent safeguarding concerns please follow the guidance below;
Reporting Process will be as follows.
First contact – Anna-Maria Konstantinides – County Designated Safeguarding Officer - WFA Safeguarding and Investigations Manager. 07990 548681 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Second contact – Nichola Trigg - County Safeguarding Senior Lead – WFA CEO – Nichola.Trigg@worcestershirefa.com – 01905 827137
Third contact – Julie Lymer – County Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer – Office Manager - Julie.Lymer@worcestershirefa.com - 01905 827137
Fourth Contact – Martin Collier – County Deputy Safeguarding Lead -Football Development Manager - 07769 995019 - Martin.Collier@worcestershirefa.com
Alternatively you can contact:
Police 999 or 112 from a mobile.
Children’s Services Support Team 01905 768020
NSPCC 24 hour free phone Helpline on 0808 800 5000 ( For those with hearing difficulty there is a text phone number 0800 056 0566).
Our immediate priority is your health. We therefore ask that you continue to follow the official advice provided by the Government and the National Health Service.
Whilst we will of course be looking forward to the resumption of football at the right time; take care all, your welfare and that of your families is of primary focus.