Charter Standard

charter standard

Fawley Falcons achieves another year’s charter standard accreditation

Fawley Falcons has achieved Chartered Standard status for another year. Launched in 2001, The FA Charter Standard Programme is The FA’s accreditation scheme for grassroots clubs. Its goal is to raise standards in grassroots football, and to reward clubs which prioritise child protection and high quality coaching. Maintaining the accreditation means maintaining a continual improvement within the club, in terms of coach development, sustainable financial policies, and the critical area of child safeguarding.

As reflected in the standard, Fawley Falcons invests in coaching qualifications for the coaches and managers who work across our 20 teams. All managers have attended at least the FA Level 1 in Coaching Football, with some having attended specialist youth modules or goalkeeping courses. A number of coaches will be working on the FA level 2 modules this year, to ensure we continue to improve the coaching environment for the players.

The club’s stated aim is to achieve the next level of accreditation, that of a FA Charter Standard Development Club, by the start of the 2018/19 season.

Andy Elkins, Club Chairman, said “Achieving the standards needed for FA Chartered Status reflects a lot of hard work for those at the club, and shows our commitment to delivering good quality coaching across our teams. We believe that by delivering in a safe, friendly, environment we can the fun back into football, while helping the players develop their love of the game.”

Child Welfare

The CWO (CHILD WELFARE OFFICER) is responsible for coordinating and delivering the Child Protection agenda for the Club. The safeguarding children policy, anti-bullying policy and equality policy.

We have responsible recruitment processes in place including the taking up of references and submitting appropriately qualified and checked in line with FA Charter Standard Guidelines which include  a rigorous process of checks and screening of all club managers, trainers and volunteers.

The FA Respect Programme codes of conduct

The CWO ensures that all teams operate within guidelines laid down by charter status and that the welfare and safety of children are paramount and without compromise.

Teresa Harding

Child Welfare Officer 

Childline

Childline

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 you.

Childline 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.

CEOP

Abuse doesn’t have to be physical it can be virtual too.

Many children are threatened or bullied online via social media, email or on forums.

In recognition of this growing problem the Child exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) service was created which allows people to report online abuse quickly and confidentially.

We recommend people using this service if they feel threatened in any way.

Click the button below to report any form of online abuse.

 

Thinkyouknow

thinkyouknow

Thinkuknow is an excellent education programme developed by the CEOP Centre, which delivers online safety messages to young people, their parents and the public.

The ‘Thinkuknow’ programme uses innovative materials, aimed at empowering young people and their parents, to make the right choices when using the internet.

The materials include films, leaflets, posters and a website, which focus on three key themes: how to have fun online, how to stay in control online and how to report.

We recommend that you take the time to visit the Thinkuknow website.