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Manchester FA to continue Safeguarding visits to member grassroots clubs

Confirmation that Manchester FA will continue their safeguarding practices in 2018/19.

Manchester FA will once again be implementing Safeguarding visits to all its grassroots member clubs next season.

Safeguarding visits are completed on clubs to insure we have the best people involved and coaches are up to date with Criminal record checks, Safeguarding and First Aid.

The visits will give an opportunity for us to provide support to clubs within the Greater Manchester County.

Over the course of the forthcoming 2018/19 season, we will be conducting visits weekly at training sessions and on match days. 

The questions will be around coaches and parents’ knowledge of who the club welfare officer is and how to report any concerns.

Lauren McCorry, Manchester FA’s Designated Safeguarding Officer, said: “Safeguarding visits are a way of Manchester FA getting out into the grassroots community.

“The main reason for the visits is to ensure that teams are compliant and that children are safeguarded. Coaches must have a valid Criminal records check, Safeguarding children workshop and first aid training". 

The teams that fail the safeguarding visits are given a 21-day action plan and an alternative coach must be placed with the team.”

For more information on the Safeguarding visits, you can contact Lauren by email at 

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