Clubs must have a Club Welfare Officer appointed in order for your affiliation to be accepted, if your club has Under 18`s teams.
The Club Welfare Officer is required to hold an accepted FA Criminal Records Check (CRC) and have attended the FA Safeguarding Children and Welfare Officers Workshop - both courses available through Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA.
Youth Leagues must also appoint a Welfare Officer honouring the same requirements prior to Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA sanctioning the league each season.
To help you understand what is required and to assist you with selecting an appropriate person to become your clubs Welfare Officer. The FA have produced a useful reference guide with all the information you need to do this. The document is available to download below.
If you and your club requires any further information or support with appointing a Club Welfare Officer please contact Lisa Glaves, County Welfare Officer, on 0114 261 5500 or via firstname.lastname@example.org