Child Welfare

Playing football should be safe and fun.

Children and young people have a right to be treated with respect, and should show respect to others.

Pinnstars FC are fully committed to the Child Protection and Safeguarding Guidelines set down by the FA. The club Safeguarding Policy document is available for download on our website as are all our policy and code documents (see linkes below), and FA guidelines can also be found on the FA's website.

As we are a FA Charter Standard Club our policies and procedures are regularly checked by the Middlesex FA.

Should you have any concerns or if you require further information then please contact in confidence our Club Welfare Officer, Debbie Tipton ( or tel. 07804 281 090)

Download Safeguarding Policy

Download The FA Codes of Conduct - Spectators

All our Policy and Codes Documents are available to download in our Document Downloads section

Other Contacts

If you are a young person and you would prefer to talk to someone outside of the club contact:

ChildLine 24-hour helpline, tel. 0800 1111,

Kidscape (dealing with bullying),

Staying safe online

Mental health and wellbeing

If you are an adult with a concern about a child, contact your organisation's Welfare Officer, or:

Pinnstars Club Welfare Officer (Debbie Tipton), tel. 07804 281 090,

NSPCC 24-hour helpline, tel. 0808 800 5000,

Child Protection in Sport Unit

ChildLine 24-hour helpline, tel. 0800 1111,

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Unit

Sporting Chance

Youth Problem Gambling

If you think a child may be at immediate risk of harm, contact the Police or your local Children's Social Care department (the Emergency Duty Team number should be listed under the local authority in the phone book and on the council's website).