RESPECT & Safeguarding

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We’re backing Play Safe

Camberley Town Youth F.C. is lending its full support to Play Safe – a national FA-led campaign to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding in football. Play Safe is being run in partnership with the NSPCC and has the full backing of the Premier League, EFL, Barclays FA Women’s Super League and the FA Women’s Championship. It’s also supported and being run across every other level of the game. The main element of Play Safe is to let parents/carers and children themselves know what to do if they feel unsafe or worried, because nothing matters more than making sure football is safe for everyone, especially children and young people.  Together, we want to do everything we can so everyone – particularly children and young people – has a consistently positive experience of our great game.


Whilst the return to normal is an exciting time for all, we appreciate that it's not been easy and as a Club, we want to support all our players, coaches and teams as best we can. While many families have coped well during COVID, others may not have and for some children the experience will have been very difficult.

It’s important you know that some children may be struggling for various reasons, including:

• Lacking confidence, as they've had less time playing football;

• Being confused and stressed about how to behave because of changes to the rules;

• They or someone they care about may have been affected by COVID;

• They may still be grieving because someone they love has died;

• Changes in family situations and/or education;

• They may have been neglected emotionally and/or physically – through lack of food and/or care;

• Children with learning disabilities may find it particularly confusing, as their routine has changed.

Now more than ever, your role in safeguarding as a coach or parent is massively important. Do lean on the CWOs in the club for advice if you are concerned or worried about any child in your team or need additional support.


Playing football in a safe and supportive space starts with us. The FA Respect Codes of Conduct are in place for us to create a safe and inclusive environment for our players to learn and play football. We expect high standards of behaviour from all involved with the Club and at the end of a season, if our teams finish within the Top Ten in their league age groups for Respect scores then their teams are rewarded with vouchers kindly donated by one of our sponsors.
Individual Codes of Conduct can be found below. Please share links with your players and teams and urge them to read them before the season starts.



However, as coaches in positions of trust we also have a wider responsibility to all the children in the club to ensure they are safe and protected.

Safeguarding rules and regulations can be found here:

The most relevant documents are here for your information including the FA Safeguarding policies and one specific to the Club.


The following are resources to assist in the working with young people, understanding our roles and responsibilities but also ensuring our players are safe from harm and risk outside of football. We have a duty to look out for every child in our Club.

CTYFC Photography Policy

Photography and  privacy is always a contentious issue every season and this guide is a handy tool to distribute to parents/opposition teams if you have any worries or concerns at all.

In the PDF section above, there is a consent form that can be distributed to your team that allows for player images to be used by sponsors for promotional use/social media.



We have a duty to protect all children who play football under the CTYFC banner. If you are ever worried about a child on a team then always contact our Child Welfare Officers.

The following websites can also be consulted for advice:

Phil Rendell/ County Welfare Officer

@Surrey FA via / 01372 387090

The FA via 0800 169 1863

NSPCC via / 0808 800 5000

Child Protection in Sport Unit via



07599 216 379





The following documents have additional advice and support for anyone wishing to report any concerns about a player. Please note, there are no wrong or right answers here, you can simply call either of our CWOs for advice and a chat and they can advise.