For affiliation with the FA, it is mandatory for all clubs with youth teams to have a named Club Welfare Officer who has
- An accepted FA Enhanced CRB check
- Completed the FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
- Attended the FA Welfare Officer Workshop
Clubs with youth teams will not be able to affiliate with Bedfordshire FA unless they meet these criteria.
Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)
CRB checks help to create a safer environment and identify those who may be a risk to children and vulnerable adults. They are a way of checking an individual's history to make sure they do not have any convictions that might mean they are not safe to work with children.
What you need to know about Criminal Records Bureau checks
The FA established CRB checks as a step towards safeguarding children in football.
This information will help both those applying for an FA Enhanced CRB check and those authorised to verify any application, before it is further processed.
All people who are working directly with children and young people in football need to have an FA Enhanced CRB check. This means that if you care for, train, supervise or have sole care of children and young people under the age of 18 in football, as part of your normal Club or County duties, you need to have an FA Enhanced CRB check.
Who should have a CRB check?
- Welfare Officers
- First Aiders
- Club Committee members
- Regular nominated drivers (Drivers acting on behalf of the club)