Young players in pre-match handshake

Safeguarding Support Events

A calendar of Safeguarding Support Events has been organised by North Riding FA to support adult and youth football across the county.

The events, which run throughout North Yorkshire and Teesside from November to February, will provide support to league and club officials and help to safeguard young players and the wider football family. 

The full calendar of events can be found in the table below – and we encourage ALL affiliated clubs to send one representative to at least one of the events. Further information on each event can be viewed underneath the table.

Date  Event  Venue  Time 
Wednesday 6 November 2019  CWO Support Event  Scarborough Sports Village, Valley Road, YO11 2JW  6pm–8pm 
Tuesday 12 November 2019  CWO Support Event  York Hamilton Panthers, Knavesmire, York, YO23 1FA  6.30pm–8.30pm 
Tuesday 19 November 2019  Adult Safeguarding in partnership with Middlesbrough Council  Teesside University, Curve Building , T2:11 – Second Floor, Southfield Road, TS1 3BX  6pm–8pm 
Tuesday 26 November 2019  CWO Support Event  Dales Bedale Sports Club, Leyburn Road, DL8 1HA  6pm–8pm 
Thursday 28 November 2019  CWO Support Event  North Riding FA HQ, Broughton Road, TS9 5NY  6pm–8pm 
Tuesday 14 January 2020  Autism Training in partnership with Daisy Chain  North Riding FA HQ, Broughton Road, TS9 5NY  6.30pm–8.30pm 
Wednesday 5 February 2020  Safeguarding Adults in partnership with the Ann Craft Trust  North Riding FA HQ, Broughton Road, TS9 5NY  6pm–8pm 

To book your place on any of these events, please email detailing which event you’re interested in and who will be attending. 

CWO Support Events 

These sessions include Whole Game System DBS Integration and reporting safeguarding concerns/dealing with safeguarding referrals.

The aim of the local support sessions is to deliver some important information about a NEW Whole Game System DBS Integration which will be mandatory for clubs by 31 December 2019, as well as providing useful information about reporting any safeguarding concerns and making referrals. This is also an opportunity for your club representatives to meet the County FA safeguarding team face-to-face and ask any questions. These sessions are primarily for youth team clubs.

Due to the important nature of the subject and in light of a new DBS process information, we encourage all clubs to make every effort to attend their local support session in order to ensure youth football in North Riding remains as safe as possible. We have attempted to hold one in each of the four corners of the county – and the requirement is to attend only one of these sessions. Please email to let us know which one your club representatives will be attending.

Safeguarding Adults

We have also arranged specific awareness sessions that may help your club representatives in their roles. These are open to all clubs and all representatives. Please note that some adult safeguarding requirements, including having an Adult Safeguarding Officer as well as Safeguarding Children courses for adult teams, is due to become mandatory in the coming seasons. Why not get a head start to make your club safer today? 

Guest speakers for the Adult Safeguarding event include Colin Dolan, Mental Health Awareness Campaigner and Karen Grainger, Safeguarding Adults Officer at Middlesbrough Council. 

Autism Training

Delivered by North Riding FA’s Charity Partner, Daisy Chain, this workshop will offer information and guidance as to how our clubs can best support players on the autism spectrum. Daisy Chain is a unique charity which addresses the needs of children on the autism spectrum and their families. They have tailored their workshop to our sport in order to make this event as supportive as possible and there will be time for a Q&A at the end of the session.

Response Required

We need to monitor attendance on these events so please express your interest in attending ASAP. Please send a response for which session/s you’ll be attending, and confirm the club representative/s, to the email below: