Safeguarding our players

Collectively we have an ongoing duty to ensure the game is a safe, positive and enjoyable experience for the millions of children, young people and adults who regularly play, watch, coach, referee and volunteer.

Our united approach to safeguard across the game is driven by a clear three-part strategy:

Implementing preventative safeguarding measures to create fun, safe football environments; 

Making the reporting of concerns as easy as possible;

Ensuring safeguarding, child protection and adult at risk concerns are investigated swiftly and thoroughly in conjunction with statutory agencies – and with demonstrable outcomes.

Please see our policies page.


If you have any doubts on an any safeguarding issue, please speak to either of the Club Welfare officers

Paul Jenkins 07786 274234

Philip Heath 07809 867282

Other useful numbers

County Welfare Officer Nigel Saverton, Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) for Oxfordshire FA on 07852 722540

Childline 0800 1111

NSPCC 0808 800500

CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is here to keep children and young people safe from sexual exploitation and abuse. Please complete the below to start your report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors.