The Club Welfare Officers, Cathy Harrison and Karen Tarvin (contact details below), have two key responsibilities. These are:

1. To be clear about the club's responsibilities when running activities for children and young people under 18.

2. To help club personnel understand what their ‘duty of care’ towards children and young people actually means and entails on a day-to-day basis.​ This involves working together with the club’s committee, coaches, players, and parents/carers to ensure that the club offers a safe and positive environment.

This involves:

  • Ensuring these responsibilities are well understood by everyone at the club

  • Working with the Youth League Welfare Officer

  • Working with the County FA Welfare Officer

  • Promoting the FA’s Respect Programme, making sure all involved follow it, and helping to develop best practice processes

  • Implementing policies regarding safeguarding, anti-bullying, and equality

  • Flagging concerns about the welfare of a child

  • Monitoring compliance with FA CRB checks using the FA Safeguarding Online System

  • Ensuring coaches keep Safeguarding and First Aid qualifications up to date

What to do if you have a concern...

If you have any concerns regarding the safety of a child please contact one of the Club Welfare Officers:

Cathy Harrison 07779 933156 cathyharrisonbwrfc@gmail.com

Karen Tarvin 07766 102446 karentarvinbwrfc@gmail.com

If at any time you are not able to contact a Club Welfare Officer or the matter is serious then you can either:

(At the time of writing this is: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) in York on 01904 551900 or email mash@york.gov.uk. Outside office hours, at weekends and on public holidays contact the emergency duty team on 01609 780780 or email edt@northyorks.gov.uk).

Bishopthorpe White Rose Safeguarding Policy

Bishopthorpe White Rose FC is committed to following the FA's Codes of Conduct and Respect Programme (see the FA Respect website). These along with our Club's Safeguarding Children Policy, can be found below:

Bishopthorpe White Rose Safeguarding Policy

Code of Conduct - youth players

Code of Conduct - coaches

Code of Conduct - spectators and parents/carers

Other club policies can be found on our downloads and forms page