Child Welfare Policy

BPR has a duty of care to ensure that all young people playing for the club do so in a safe, secure and non-discriminatory environment by coaches that are qualified to teach in a
positive way and enhance the football experience.


Anyone working with young people in regulated activity must therefore have a DBS check
completed and verified prior to taking on a role within the club. This includes coaches,
coaching assistants and anyone in a helping capacity with which the children and young
people are in a position to form a trusting relationship.


In addition to the completion of a DBS check, attendance at an FA Safeguarding Workshop
is required and this must be refreshed every 3 years (for qualified Coaches this forms part of
the qualification). The purpose of this training is to help those working with children and
young people to understand the different types of abuse, recognise the potential signs and
help them to understand what to do if they suspect that abuse is happening.


Each team will have at least one Coach qualified to a minimum of FA Level 1 or have
completed the new Introduction to Coaching Football Course, this is to ensure that coaching
is to a standard that is required by the local FA to achieve Charter Standard Status.
It is the responsibility of the Team Manager to identify those that become regular assistants
and to pass the relevant information to the Club Welfare Office in order that the checking
process can be commenced.


Useful contact information:-
Tracy Tookey – BPR Club Welfare Officer – 07846 962758 – welfare@bedfordparkrangers.co.uk
Sarah DaCosta – Bedsfordshire FA County Welfare Officer 
sarah.dacosta@bedfordshirefa.com
NSPCC – 0808 800 5000
Childline – 0800 1111
In case of an emergency you should call the police.