Safeguarding at Wadebridge Town Football Club and Play Safe Weekend

by | Sep 27, 2023

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This weekend, English football at every level will unite to promote Play Safe – a national campaign to focus attention of the vital importance of safeguarding in our national game.

The Play Safe campaign is endorsed by the NSPCC and will be supported this weekend across every level of English football. This year’s Play Safe campaign focuses on the safeguarding role that everyone can play – coaches, players, parents/carers, spectators or volunteers – to keep children and young people safe, no matter what the football setting. 

We are proud to be supporting Play Safe on our website and social media channels – and also by making an online Play Safe Pledge:

“We will support the weekend with our youth team captains wearing Play Safe armbands and all youth team coaches wearing Play Safe pin badges, plus we will promote Play Safe via our social media channels”.

Our youth welfare officers are:

  • heading up the boy’s section is Lee Bateman, who is also a lead Safeguarding Officer at the secondary school.
  • and heading up the girl’s section is Charlotte Lawton.

Lee Bateman

Lee Bateman

Head Coach

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Lee Bateman

Head Coach
Charlotte Lawton

Charlotte Lawton


Charlotte has been with the team since they were U10s. She is also a teacher at Wadebridge Secondary School.

Please can we ask that you take a moment to read the important information below and watch the short video. The posters below also detail who to contact in the event that there is a concern over the welfare of a child.

All our coaches and volunteers are FA DBS checked and have completed the FA’s Safeguarding Children’s Course. 

This weekend at grassroots youth team captains will wear Play Safe armbands and youth team coaches will wear Play Safe pin badges, up and down the country in support.

In addition, as part of this year’s Play Safe campaign, the FA are also promoting their free online Safeguarding Awareness Course for Parents & Carers to raise awareness around safeguarding and how to report any concerns.

Their aim is for 100,000 people from across the game to have taken the course, which only takes 30 minutes to complete, by the end of 2024.

The free course provides important information that guides parents and carers through questions they should ask to ensure the club or venue where children play football has the correct safeguarding policies, people and practices in place.

Please take a moment to watch the following video

If you have any questions about safeguarding, please speak with your Club Welfare Officer by visiting our Safeguarding Hub  or contact the NSPCC (0808 800 5000).

Remember that doing nothing is never an option. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

FA Welfare Officer Poster - Wadebridge Town Youth - L Bateman
FA Welfare Officer Poster - Wadebridge Town Youth - C Lawton

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