Welcome to the 1874 Northwich FC Safeguarding page.

Every child or young person, who plays, or is involved in football, should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse. This is the responsibility of EVERY adult involved in the sport. Here at 1874 Northwich FC, we acknowledge our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to our care and we are committed to providing a safe environment. As a result, we subscribe to The Football Association’s (The FA’s) “Safeguarding Children – Policy and Procedures”. We have produced our own document, based on the FA’s policy: 1874 Safeguarding Policy

1874 Northwich Juniors FC places the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning. As such, we will (at the U7 / U8 level) give each child an equal amount of game time, wherever practicable. In addition, we will abide by the Mid Cheshire Youth Football League Code of Conduct and have adopted the FA Respect Codes of Conduct. Parents, spectators and players must adhere to the appropriate codes of conduct in order to provide a safe and non-threatening environment for the youngsters to enjoy. Code of Conduct Young Players, Code of Conduct Parents Spectators, Code of Conduct Coaches

Who’s who?

1874 CWO - Maggie Coats

Maggie Coats – CWO

If you have any concerns or questions, support is available from the safeguarding team, which consists of the following people:

At club level, the designated safeguarding officer is the Club Welfare Officer – Maggie Coats.

At Mid Cheshire Youth Football League level, the Welfare Officer is Bob Barton – email: [email protected]

The Cheshire FA Safeguarding Manager is Nadine Crane who can be contacted at:

Reporting Safeguarding Concerns

If you have concerns regarding your child, or another child involved at 1874 Northwich, you should report it. The first point of contact in most instances is the Club Welfare Officer. The following video produced by the FA outlines the process for reporting concerns. We also have a procedure describing this process which can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.

Other agencies

The following agencies are available for further support:

1874 Safeguarding Documents

1874 Safeguarding Policy
1874 Anti-bullying policy
F01 – Annual membership form
F02 – 1874 Volunteer Application Form
SG30 Responding to disclosures etc