Safeguarding Children

Let’s make football safe – not sorryRESPECT
Cold Ash Football Club are committed to creating a fun and safe football environment for children.

Most children and young people have a fantastic experience through football – but sadly, some don’t.This might be down to over-competitive parents and coaches shouting and constantly criticising them from the sidelines – the kind of behaviour that the “Respect“* programme is designed to address. Or it might be due to some other kind of abusive behaviour towards them. Safeguarding Children is everyone’s responsibility and having Welfare Officers in all clubs and leagues with youth teams is crucial to The FA’s simple three part approach to safeguarding. This includes:

  • Getting the right people involved – seeking references, ISA Registration and CRB checks
  • Creating a safe environment – codes of conduct, education and best practice
  • Promoting clear systems – to deal with any concerns – policy and procedures.

Cold Ash FC conform to all these principles.If you have any questions relating to Child Welfare and Safe guarding children’s enjoyment in playing football please contact Cold Ash’s Child Welfare Officer Claire Jordan by email on

*Respect is The FA’s programme of activities to combat unacceptable behaviour in football – on the pitch and from the sidelines. 
Aggressive parental behaviour is one of the main reasons why young players drop out of the game. Find out what you can do as a to ensure ‘Respect’ is part of ‘your’ club and league.
CAR SHARING – Cold Ash FC follow FA guidelines and are not able to authorise it’s members sharing lifts with other Members Parents. 

This should be agreed solely between the parents of each of the members without any involvement of the Club