Walton MK FC Safeguarding Children

Walton MK FC acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members. A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any club football activity. We subscribe to The Football Association’s (The FA) Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures and endorse and adopt the Policy Statement contained in that document.

The following documents below describe our club’s Child Protection Policy and our Club Code of Conduct.

Safeguarding Children Policy
Club Code of Conduct

Walton MK FC has appointed a Club Welfare Officer in line with The FA’s role profile and required completion of the Safeguarding Children and Welfare Officers Workshop. The post holder is involved with Welfare Officer training provided by The FA and/or County FA. The Club Welfare Officer is the first point of contact for all club members regarding concerns about the welfare of any child or young person. The Club Welfare Officer will liaise directly with the County FA (CFA) Welfare Officer and will be familiar with the procedures for referring any concerns. They will also play a proactive role in increasing awareness of Respect.

Should you want any more detail, then please contact Walton MK FC’s Club Welfare Officer, Steve Goodenough via email (s.goodenough@aol.co.uk) or by telephone (07584 996222).

CRB / CRC Registration Process

It is the clubs and FA policy that anyone in supervision / position of responsibility for any child while in the clubs care must have an up to date CRB check. They are only valid for 3 years so you must ensure that you renew the check before it expires.

Please find below instructions for the CRB (now CRC) registration taken from the CRB website.

FA CRB Online Applicant Guidance

How do I get started? 

https://gbg.onlinedisclosures.co.uk/Authentication/Login and select REGISTER from the login screen and enter the information requested. You will need to contact the club’s Welfare Officer to get confirmation of the Organisation PIN, secret word and Organisation name.

Once registered you can then login using the organisation PIN, your email address and password created as part of the registration process and commence your online CRB application. You will be asked for your National Insurance, Passport and Driving Licence numbers so please ensure you have this information ready.

Please ensure you provide your FAN in the Personal Reference Number field provided.

Once completed and submitted you are required to provide proof of identity to the Club Welfare Officer in support of your application. All Identity Documents (ID) must be original, photocopies are not acceptable. The list of acceptable ID and an ID selection tool form part of the online application.

What happens next? 

The Club Welfare Officer will verify your Identity Documents (ID) and submit the application to The FA CRB where the application will be validated before progressing to the CRB for further processing. Upon completion, the CRB will issue you with a copy of the CRB Disclosure. The FA CRB will update their records and forward the Disclosure result to The FA.

Further help

Should you require any further clarification, then please contact our Child Welfare Officer, Steve Goodenough via email (s.goodenough@aol.co.uk) or by telephone (07584 996222).