Safeguarding Club of the month October

Manchester FA Safeguarding Club of the month October 2018

Moss Lane Rovers FC winner of Manchester FA Safeguarding Club of the Month

Safeguarding is at the Heart of What we do!

Safeguarding all who participate in the game in Greater Manchester is the number one priority for Manchester FA. Manchester FA have an ambitious plan to provide opportunities for everyone within the game – whether a player, volunteer, coach, referee or administrator. These opportunities will only be realised where Manchester FA ensure safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do.

We are delighted to announce and congratulate Octobers Safeguarding Club of the Month, Moss Lane Rovers FC

Moss Lane Rovers are a Charter standard club, they currently have three female teams.  Keith Bagnall is the club welfare officer and he is supported by a great committee and parent liason officers.

The panel judging the award noted the following of merit:
• They use the safer recruitment policy to recruit volunteers, all coaches and volunteers have a CRC and relevant qualifications.   

• Their website includes codes of conducts and details of who to contact with concerns.

• Their Welfare Officers and parent liaison officer monitor matches and support players. 

• Their Welfare Team has a strong role both in reporting and influencing the Club Management Committee.

Manchester FA’s Designated Safeguarding Officer; Lauren McCorry commented

it’s a pleasure to support Moss Lane Rovers FC.  The welfare officer Keith Bagnall is very passionate about safeguarding the players and members of the club.  The parent liaison officer is a great way to ensure players feel safe in the environment.

Moss Lane Rovers FC Welfare Officer; Keith Bagnall commented

As a new Girl’s Only football club established in 2016 we are overjoyed with being awarded the Manchester County FA safeguarding club of the month for October, this award is a great achievement and recognition for all the hard work we put into making safeguarding our main priority, not just by myself but everyone associated within our club from the Players, Parents, Coaches & committee Members. We believe as a club that Safeguarding should be the number one priority along with keeping the children at the heart of everything we do on and off the field, as we are always striving to improve on our best practices and what we have already in place to make our club a safer place for the future generation of footballers. This year we have introduced the role of Parent Liaison Officer for each team. This role will we hope help bridge the communication gap between teams their parents and myself as Club Welfare Officer, as well as having someone there at all times,that can deal with any questions or potential problems when they arise. We the committee at Moss Lane Rovers FC would like to thank Manchester FA for the guidance and support that they have given us around Safeguarding during our membership.

Could you be our next Safeguarding Club of the Month?

Our Safeguarding Club of the Month will continue throughout the season and nominations are now being considered for the month of November. 


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