Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility.

The club welfare officers have a responsibility for ensuring that children and young people, who register with Royston Town Youth FC, can play football in a safe and non-threatening environment, and are not subject to any form of neglect, abuse or bullying.


If you are worried about a child it is important that you report your concerns using the guidelines below - no action is not an option.


  1.  Contact the Royston Town Youth FC Welfare Officers, Kate Middleton 07790 557624 or Louise Buckle 07989 192486/ - you are also able to complete the incident report form using the link on our website.
  2.  If the issue is one of poor practice the Welfare Officers will either: 
    • Deal with the matter themselves or
    • Seek advice from the Hertfordshire County FA Welfare Officer
  3.  If the concern is more serious - possible child abuse - where possible, contact the County FA Welfare Officer Gemma Chaffey first, then immediately contact the Police or Children's Services 
  4.  If the child needs immediate medical treatment take them to a hospital or call an ambulance and tell them this is a child protection concern. Let your Club Welfare Officer know what action you have taken.
  5.  If at any time you are not able to contact your Club Welfare Officer or the matter is serious then you can either:
    • Contact your County FA Welfare Officer directly,
    • Call The FA/NSPCC 24 hour Helpline for advice on 0808 800 5000 or online
    • Contact the Police on 999 or Children's Services

NSPCC - Report your concerns 


CEOP - Make a report

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