Soccer Practice

Child welfare

Safeguarding is a fundamental aspect of our club. We follow all of the FA guidelines in relation to child welfare which includes;

  • Implementing preventative safeguarding measures (such as safer recruitment) to create fun, safe football environments; 

  • Making the reporting of concerns as easy as possible;

  • Ensuring safeguarding, child protection and adult at risk concerns are investigated swiftly and thoroughly in conjunction with statutory agencies – and with demonstrable outcomes.

Holcombe Welfare officer

Safeguarding is the responsibility that everyone of us have, from club officials, volunteers and parents/spectators.

Each club must also have a dedicated welfare officer who's role is to advise, driver and guide the implementation of safeguarding measures at our club and monitor adherence to these measures.

Kim Kirby is the Holcombe YFC Welfare Officer. 

Kim is FA qualified for this position and works closely across all of the teams at Holcombe.

A copy of our safeguarding policy is available here and on our policies page;

reporting concerns


If you have any welfare concerns at Holcombe YFC then you must report these. You can speak to your teams coach or you can contact Kim directly on her details below.

If a member of the team is not available or the matter is serious then you should be aware that you can;

  • Contact the FA's safeguarding team on 0800 169 1863 or

  • Contact the police or children's social care and/or

  • Call the NSPC 24 hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 or text 88858


Contact Kim

 - 07870 633268