Safeguarding children

Clifton United is committed to ensuring that every child or young person playing football with the club is able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from poor practice and abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. 

All suspicions and allegations of poor practice or abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately by the club. This includes all forms of bullying or harassment.

Our child protection policy, which complies fully with the FA child protection principles, gives full details of our approach to child protection and welfare and who you can speak to if you have any concerns. In the first instance, all concerns should be raised with the Club Welfare Officer, Chris Strange, who can be contacted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The FA provides lots of help and support to ensure the safety of children and young people playing football, and works closely with the NSPCC to provide 24 hour access to help and support. 

Visit the FA Safeguarding website for the latest information or get in touch via the NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000.    

Other useful places to go for information and support include: 

Bullying Online

www.bullying.co.uk

ChildLine

www.childline.org.uk or telephone – 08001111

CEOP

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Kidscape

www.kidscape.org.uk

NSPCC

www.There4me.com and www.worriedneed2talk.org.uk (aimed at 12 – 16 year olds)

Stop it now!

www.stopitnow.org.uk or telephone – 0808 1000 900