Cumberland FA

Safeguarding and Welfare

Supporting a Safe Environment for Football


Every Cumberland FA affiliated club and league with youth teams must have in place a:

Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedure and a Welfare Officer who has an FA criminal records check (CRC) and completed the Safeguarding Children Workshop and Welfare Officer Workshop

Report Your Concerns

Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility. If you are worried about a child it is important that you report your concerns - no action is not an option.

If you are concerned about your child or another child in your club, you would normally contact your Club Welfare Officer (CWO) in the first instance. You should be given the contact details of the CWO at the start of the season. If you do not know who your CWO is, speak to a coach in your club and ask for their details. The CWO will normally deal with cases of poor practice and behaviour within your club.

For concerns of a serious nature or for advice and guidance contact our Designated Safeguarding Officer, Mel Sandwith on 07704 156780




Mel Sandwith

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Phone:  01900 511800 (opt 3)
              07704 156780          

(9am-5pm Monday -  Friday)



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