Safeguarding & Child Welfare

AFC Hiltingbury is an FA Charter Standard Club and acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its 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 Safeguarding Children.

Click the link to download the club policy: >> AFCH SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN POLICY & PROCEDURES <<


If you have any questions or concerns please contact one of our club Child Welfare Officers:

Club Welfare Officer (CWO): Graham McGee
07900 492572

Club Welfare Officer (CWO): Lucy Thornton
07702 541282

Club Welfare Officer (CWO): Jo Baddams
07741 245464

Club Welfare Officer (CWO): Pete Whitten
07584 301575

Club Welfare Officer (CWO): Andy Harvey
07464 061818

Club Welfare Officer (CWO): Paul Taylor
07787 163167

Hampshire FA, County Welfare Officer- Melanie Gill


Whistle-blowing can be used as an early warning system or when it’s recognised that appropriate actions have not been taken. It is about revealing and raising concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation or within an independent structure associated with it. Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague can also use whistle-blowing by contacting The FA’s safeguarding team on 0800 169 1863 Extension 6300 or 6400 or via email on Alternatively you can go direct the Police or Children’s Social Care and report your concerns there, or contact the NSPCC Helpline via 0808 800 5000 or by emailing

External Links

Below are some links and contact details to external parties where you can find more information on child welfare & safeguarding, click on the logos to visit their websites:


Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime. Call Childline on 0800 1111 or go to the for advice and support.


If you have concerns about a child or young person please contact the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or by emailing