All clubs with youth teams must have a Club Welfare Officer (CWO) appointed.  Club welfare officers require an FA-approved Criminal Record Check (CRC, or DBS) issued within the last three years, and must have attended an FA Safeguarding course and Welfare Officer Workshop.


For all clubs with youth teams, the Chairperson, Secretary, Welfare Officer and Treasurer must have also completed the online Safeguarding for Committee Members course within the past three years. 


Every youth team must have a coach assigned to it who holds an FA-approved DBS issued within the last three years