Twickenham Tigers Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to our care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members. A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any club football activity. We subscribe to The Football Association’s child protection and best practice policy and procedures and endorse and adopt the policy statement contained in that document. Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility and we encourage anyone to discuss a concern about a child or the behaviour of adults around the child with our CWO.
Our Child Welfare Officer is an important member of our club committee and makes sure that everyone involved in running club activities understands that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
-Anna Hopkins, Twickenham Tigers Child Welfare Officer (CWO)
Anna is a mental health nurse and therapist who has dedicated much of her work to improving safeguarding practices and working with young people.
Sharon Porter, Middlesex County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer:
Sharon joined Middlesex FA in April 2018 as the Designated Safeguarding Officer. Her main responsibility is to manage the County FA’s safeguarding work, in line with legislation, FA Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Regulations. She is also responsible for significantly contributing to the implementation of the Safeguarding Operating Standard for County FA’s and working in partnership with the FA, statutory agencies and the other relevant organisations to manage concerns effectively and efficiently.
By phone: 0208 515 6909 or 07739 980164
The FA is asking every parent/carer with a child involved in football to take a few minutes to watch the video in the clickable link below. It outlines what you should expect from your club and how you can play your part in safeguarding your child.