Welfare

Making the game as safe and enjoyable as possible

Welfare and Safeguarding

At MBFC our children’s and young adults welfare and safety is our main priority and the club ensures this is met through a number of processes in line with the FA’s Safeguarding and Welfare guidelines.
This includes:
  • DBS screening of coaching and club volunteers
  • First Aid Training
  • Emergency Medical Equipment Provision
  • Respect barriers for match days
  • FA approved Safeguarding training and qualifications
  • A designated club welfare officer
  • Guidelines and club policies for Safeguarding and Welfare
MBFC actively supports the FA’s Respect and Kick it Out programmes, we want the children and young adults who play for MBFC to play in a supportive and respectful environment and by doing so enjoy the true meaning of participating in football.  Every child and young adult that plays for MBFC is valued no matter what their ability on the pitch and bullying of any form by other players and parents will not be tolerated by MBFC.

https://www.kickitout.org/

If you or your child has any welfare or safeguarding concerns or questions please contact you team manager or the club welfare officer (Nic Tolley).

Injuries

As football is a physical game injuries can and do occur at all ages.  All of the team coaches have undertaken an accredited FA First Aid course and carry First Aid equipment provided by the club.  If your child sustains a head injury during a match or in training the coaching staff will follow the FA’s Head Injury guidance.  This may mean that they will no long be able to continue in the match or training.
Download our Head Injury Card.
Weather
As football is played in all weather conditions we please ask you to ensure your child is wearing appropriate clothing for the conditions as there may be occasions in matches when they are on the sideline and so exposed to weather conditions.
Cold and Wet Weather
Base layer top and leggings
Gloves
Hat
Waterproof Jacket
Hot Weather
Sun screen
Hat
All players that are training and/or playing in a match must always wear shin guards. Your child will not be allowed to play or train without them.
Please ensure your child also has an appropriate drink with them (no fizzy drinks and hypertonic energy drinks are not advised in young children).