Stefanie Sharman, the Club Welfare Officer (CWO) has two key responsibilities:
1.  To be clear about the clubs responsibilities when running activities for children and young people. 
This involves:
•  ensuring these responsibilities are well understood by others  
•  working with the Youth League Welfare Officer (YLWO) and County FA Welfare Officer
•  working closely with the Club committee and managers
•  promoting The FA’s Respect Programme and helping to develop best practice processes

2.  To help club personnel understand what their ‘duty of care’ towards children and young people actually means and entails on a day-to-day basis.  
In order to carry out the responsibilities of CWO, Stefanie implements the safeguarding children policy, anti-bullying policy and equality policy and monitors behaviour and child welfare across the Club in relation to these.  She takes up references and submits FA CRB checks (getting the right people into our Club) and is guardian of FA Respect Programme codes of conduct for our Charter Standard Club.
Please find below copies of our Club's policies: 

Download Anti Bullying Policy
Download LCYFC Policy
Download Safeguarding Children Procedures
Download Objection to Photo/Video Form
Anti Bullying
Safeguarding Children
Layer Colts YFC Policy
Objection to
Photo/Video form

Layer Colts YFC place Child Welfare at the centre of the club ethos and follow the FA Respect Guidelines and  FA Respect Codes of Conduct for Club Officials, Players, Supporters & Parents. 


Layer Colts endeavours to improve standards of behaviour on and off the field.  Parental behaviour is one of the main reasons why young players drop out of the game. Poor behaviour by coaches, parents and players towards referees, officials and each other means that thousands are lost to the game each season.

Respect is aimed at helping us all to work together to change the negative attitudes and unacceptable behaviour on the sidelines and on the pitch. It's a long-term commitment.

The role of the CWO is key to ensuring that Respect is understood, taken on board by the committee, coaches/managers, members and supporters.

Respect outlines for everyone (from league official, to player, to parent, to club official, to coach and referee) that a certain standard of organisation and behaviour is expected in football.

Respect is all about creating a fun, safe environment and its core principles work in tandem with Safeguarding Children.