Welfare

On this page we have resources to support the welfare of both children and adults.

Children

If you know of a child who is at risk of harm, or if you are a child at risk of harm, then please let someone know. You can contact a club welfare officer by email:

Alternatively you might want to contact one of the organisations listed below.

Young minds

Young Minds provides young people with tools to look after their mental health. They empower adults to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives. And they give young people the space and confidence to get their voices heard and change the world we live in.

If you are a parent or carer worried about your child, speak to their experts at the Parents Helpline:

NSPCC

If you’re worried about a child, even if you’re unsure, contact NSPCC’s professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support. If you are a child who is at risk of harm you can also call NSPCC. The number will not show on your phone bill, in case you are concerned about this.

Childline

If you are 18 or under Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help. The number will not show on your phone bill, in case you are concerned about this.

CEOP

Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ to make a report to one of CEOP’s Child Protection Advisors

Think U Know

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. It has advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer and is age-appropriate for anyone from age 4+.

Website: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

The FA

To find out how to report your concerns to the FA’s safe-guarding team, or how to whistle-blow go to the FA website here.

The Hide Out

This space helps children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and find out how to take positive action if it’s happening to you.

Switch Café

Switch Café is a local organisation in Maidstone that supports our children from 11 years old and has a lot of links and phone numbers to support in various ways. This is a great resource for children who may need a little bit, or a big bit, of support. They have links to social services, and are all about inclusion and support.

Adults

Our own welfare team

We have a welfare team in the club and you can contact any of them if you have concerns about your own welfare or the welfare of another adult in the club.

Release the pressure

Life can get really tough sometimes, but talking can help. Kent Council Council provides a highly trained and experienced team available 24/7 to provide expert advice no matter what you are going through. Don’t suffer in silence: Make the call.

You can phone them on the number below or you can chat online via the website.

The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Are you experiencing domestic abuse?

Galop, the LGBT+ anti-violence charity