Safeguarding is the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility. The full Club Safeguarding Policy can be found in the link above. High Littleton Football Club take our youth's welfare extremely seriously and our Welfare Officer's training is up to date and relevant. We choose our Welfare Officer carefully to ensure that person suits various criteria that include approachability, can access regular and current training as well as confidentiality and confidence to act as required. 

Doing nothing is not an option

If you have concerns about a child, the way a session/game is handled or if you see or hear inappropriate behaviour on the side lines -  you must speak to your Club Welfare Officer. Not the coach. Not the child. Not the child's parents. Our Welfare Officer is trained to be objective, knows how to respond to safeguarding concerns and to be discreet where appropriate. 

If you are looking for advice on adult or child behaviour, you can contact our Welfare Officer, Jo, anytime, who will be able to offer advice or point you in the right direction for resources supplied by the FA. 

Email Jo for a reply within 24 hours or catch her at training or matches. If you prefer a conversation or meeting, then please email her and she will share her phone number with you. 

The Child Welfare Officer for High Littleton FC is:

Jo Fagan
email: mrsjvfagan@gmail.com 

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You can also speak to the Somerset FA County Welfare Officer.
Shirley Needham
01458 837034.  07535 664988.  email: Shirley.Needham@somersetfa.com

Both of these people are here to support you. Confidentiality and anonymity will be assured.

There are also national organisations you can contact.

Please click in the logos to be directed to their sites


telephone number 0808 800 5000

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) Are the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands.

Alongside The FA own procedures for responding to, and reporting concerns, about a child The FA promotes the use of NSPCC helpline 0808 800 5000 which responded to almost 55,000 contacts from adults concerned about the welfare of a child last year.

The NSPCC helpline is open 24hrs a day and is a place adults can contact by phone or online to get advice or share their concerns about a child, anonymously if they wish. It's staffed by professional practitioners with backgrounds in jobs like teaching, healthcare and social work, who know how to spot the signs of abuse and what to do to help.

If you have concerns about a child or young person please contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or by emailing help@nspcc.org.uk

Whatever the issue, we're here 24/7 to keep children safe.

telephone number 0800 1111

Every 25 seconds a child or Young Person calls Childline tel. 0800 1111

Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We're here for you online, on the phone, anytime.

Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support youChildline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us on the phone, by email or through 1-2-1 counsellor chat. Whatever feels best for you.

• we can help with anything – from abuse and bullying to exam stress and relationships
• calling Childline is free and doesn’t show up on the phone bill

Call Childline on 0800 1111 or go to the childline.org.uk for advice and support.