It is a league requirement that Clubs have a nominated Welfare Officer, and that Club Secretaries and Team Managers have been CRB-checked. Our own Child Welfare Policy reflects that of the FA's Safeguarding Children policy.
We are committed to creating and preserving the safest possible environment for children to play football. It is the duty of all League Management, Referees, Club Officials, Team Managers and any other individuals directly or indirectly involved with member clubs or teams playing in the League to be aware of and help prevent the abuse which children can suffer - neglect, physical, sexual and emotional.
We accept children's welfare is paramount and all children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender or religious belief, have the right to protection from Abuse.
All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
BRFC Child Welfare Officer