Welfare contacts and resources

Wednesday 12th January 2022

As a club, Royal Wootton Bassett Town acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members.

To that end, the club adheres to rigorous welfare and safeguarding rules – among them that all adults regularly caring for, supervising, training or being in sole charge of children and young people are required to complete an enhanced DBS check and be in possession of an FA Safeguarding qualification.

We firmly believe in the positive influence that football can have and wish for all members to feel confident and safe to report any concerns that they might have.

To that end, we would like to remind members to contact either Head of Youth Section Mari Green (mari.green@rwbtfc.co.uk; 07712 581384) or Secretary Ian Thomas (ian.thomas@rwbtfc.co.uk; 07714 718122), both of whom serve as Welfare Officers for the club, if they have any concerns or require advice about safeguarding matters.

All communications about safeguarding and welfare matters will be dealt with confidentially and with the utmost sensitivity.

It is also possible to contact the Wiltshire FA's Designated Safeguarding Officers via email (maria.lai@wiltshirefa.com; blair.keltie@wiltshirefa.com; safeguarding@wiltshirefa.com) or telephone (07340 272564).

If you need support, it is also possible to reach out to other organisations, including:

For people of all ages

Mind (Call 0300 123 3393, 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday)
NSPCC (Call 0808 800 5000, 8am-10pm Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm weekends)
Samaritans (Call 116 123, open 24/7)

For under 25s

Childline (Call 0800 1111, open 24/7)
The Mix (Call 0808 808 4994, 3pm-12am, every day)
Young Minds UK (Text YM to 85258, open 24/7)


RWBTFC's full Safeguarding Policy is available to read here.

Last modified on Wednesday 12th January 2022 at 17:10.