Dear All,

By now you will all be aware of the historical sexual abuse allegations in football and I am writing to you as Child Welfare Officer for Ryburn United Juniors to reassure you how seriously the club take the issue of Child Protection. Our policies can be found on our website by clicking our policies page.

In addition to this, attached to this email are the following:

1.      A link to the FA Safeguarding Four Steps Video.

2.      Parents – Reporting your concerns.

3.      Parents – questions you should ask..

There is a new dedicated NSPCC helpline number for those who may wish to seek advice or make a disclosure regarding a historic sexual abuse allegation. The number is:

0800 0232642.

The existing NSPCC 24 hour helpline 0808 8005000 remains and is available for confidential, impartial advise on all safeguarding matters.

Childline is also available to offer counselling support for children up to 19 years of age if they have any safeguarding or welfare issues but wish to speak with someone who is impartial. Their number is 0800 1111.


Attached is a Parents Concern Leaflet and ‘Questions to Ask’ Guide – Ryburn United FC urge all parents to read both.

Questions to Ask Your Child’s Club

Parent Concerns Leaflet

Ryburn United Juniors are absolutely dedicated to ensuring that junior football is a fun, safe and enjoyable environment for our children.

All coaches and helpers hold a valid CRC (Criminal Records Check) certificate, and each age group has an FA qualified coach (with 1st aid and Child Safeguarding accreditation).

Should you wish to discuss any concerns whatsoever or need additional information please do not hesitate to contact the Ryburn United Child Welfare Officer, Andrew Singleton on 07887 425321.


Kind  Regards

Andrew Singleton

Child Welfare Officer

Ryburn United Juniors


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