Information on Child Abuse and Bullying


Dear All

I am sure that many of you would have both heard and read about the various cases of Child Abuse & Bullying that have now been disclosed both within the press and on social media regarding child abuse in football suffered by former professional footballers and clearly this is of concern.

Firstly, as a Club we would like to ensure you all that we can offer support to those who need it and make sure that you are aware of the specific helpline commissioned by The FA with the NSPCC to provide help and encourage more people to come forward. The number is 0800 023 2642.

Secondly, we ask you too are extra vigilant with regards to safeguarding and CFJFC procedures , and in the first instance you should contact our CWO – Kerry Butler immediately or if you have any concerns, please contact The FA by emailing

We cannot afford as a club to be complacent , as the safeguarding landscape has changed significantly in recent years, and we must ensure we all treat this topic with the utmost care.

In light of descent disclosures and the suspected abuse of children including bullying it is important that all our Club Officers,Team Managers, and Coaching Staff are aware of the procedures and we regularly support attendance at Safeguarding Children Workshops.

We need to aid protection of children and I have detailed below links to both CEOP and Childline for information purposes. The FA in line with the normal FA safeguarding procedures, are working closely with the police and relevant authorities and CFJFC continue to encourage anyone with information about possible child abuse to report their concerns to the police, The FA or the NSPCC.

Contact Numbers are : CEOP (0800 023 2642) whilst the number of the NSPCC is (0808 800 5000).

Website Links are as follows:



Thank you for taking the time to read this notice and by working together we can hopefully prevent such occupancies from occurring in the future.

More details on our club’s Child Welfare policies can be found here Child Welfare

Kind Regards

Neil Hadley
Coxheath & Farleigh Junior Football Club
A Charter Standard Club
Tel: 07812 004513
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