The South-East London and Kent Youth League is 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
The South-East London and Kent Youth League
accepts 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, by the League
and should be reported to the Leagues Child Welfare Officer without delay.
SELKENT LEAGUE BEST PRACTICE POLICY RELATING TO MEDIA
Under 7 to Under 16 Football Groups:
Facebook, WhatsApp, and similar social media applications must be with the
Team Parents NOT THE PLAYERS.
· Under no circumstances is a Manager to contact a player on a one-to-one
basis using Text, Facebook, WhatsApp, or similar applications at age bands
Under 7 to Under 16.
Under 17 to Under 21’s Football Groups can be set up between the Team
Manager and the Players but no one-to-one contact until the player is
18 and above.
LEAGUE WELFARE OFFICER ROLE
THE ROLE REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING: -
To be clear about the League responsibilities when running activities
for children and young people.
Working with Member Clubs Welfare Officers
Working with the County FA Welfare Officer
Promoting The FA's Respect programme and helping to develop
Selkent Youth League Welfare Officers details: -
Sally Dolan, 193 Crookston Road, Eltham, SE9 1YE
Mobile: 07951 717 051 Tele: 020 8859 8325
League CRC County Verifiers details: -
Clubs must contact their County for details of local Verifiers.