SAFEGUARDING & WELFARE

At Stoke United, the welfare and safety of our players is our number one priority. If you have any concerns whatsoever, please contact the club committee members. Alternatively please go to the following link for further guidance: . http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding/reporting-concerns

Our club Welfare Officer is Evan Thomas and is available at evan.griffith.thomas@gmail.com and 07969 074 090


KITSHOP

With the assistance of our Football Kit suppliers we are pleased to offer Stoke United Football Club sports items. Please follow the link below in order browse and order any items at your leisure:

http://www.clubwebshop.com/stokeunitedfc


FA CHARTERED DEVELOPMENT STANDARD AWARD

It is with pleasure that we can say that Stoke United Football Club has achieved the prestigious FA Chartered Standard Award.


The FA Charter Standard kitemark is awarded to football clubs who provide a high quality football experience. FA Charter Standard clubs are proven to be well run, sustainable, and importantly place child protection, quality coaching and safety paramount.

FA Charter Standard Club

The FA Charter Standard Club Award is for clubs with youth teams under the age of 18. The award is designed to reward best practice, aid delivery across the club volunteer spectrum and educate coaches and club officials to the minimum FA criteria:

• Club Constitution / Rules

• Copy of Annual Accounts

• Codes of Conduct for players, coaches, parents and officials

• Equity Policy: To show equal opportunities in the club

• FA Safeguarding Children Policy: Appoint a designated Club Welfare Officer who should have attended FA Child Protection workshop and completed a FA CRB check

• Insurance

• Qualified Coaches: One coach per youth team should have achieved Level 1 and applied for or completed an enhanced FA CRB check

• Minutes from Committee meetings (AGM’s, EGM’s)

• Signed up to the Respect Campaign

• Designated Volunteer Co-ordinator

• A school – club link established

• First Aid Equipment – club to ensure first aid equipment is available at all coaching sessions and matches.

• One coach to have attended The FA Age Appropriate – Introductory Module by July 09 (new clubs) or July 2010 (existing clubs)

• Regular Briefings