The FAW believes that every adult has a legal and moral responsibility to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from abuse. In 2002, to ensure the best interests of all individuals involved in football, the FAW introduced its welfare policy. It is paramount that your club is aware of the FAW Welfare Policy and its implications to all those individuals who have a duty of care in the football environment. For further information on the FAW Safeguarding policies, please click here.
The FAW was one of the first national governing bodies in Wales to introduce a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). It was introduced in the 2004 / 2005 season and has concentrated on junior and youth football where the majority of young people play.
To support the implementation of the DBS the FAW entered into a partnership with the Wales Council for Voluntary Action’s Criminal Records Unit (CRU). This acts as an umbrella body managing the distribution, collection and submission of DBS forms on the FAW’s behalf.
The Club Safeguarding Officer plays a key role within this process. For further guidance on registering yourself as a Club Safeguarding Officer with the FAW please read the following guidlines carefully:
Further roles and responsibilities of a Club Safeguarding Officer are:
For all resources you require to undertake the role of Club Safeguarding Officer please click here.