CRB Checks, First Aid and Safeguarding

Every team has to be compliant with the FA by having all adults involved with children being CRB checked (by the FA) and having at least one first aider present when training or playing matches.

CRB checks (essential)

Every adult who will be involved in coaching your team in any capacity MUST HAVE a valid CRB check to allow them to work with children. The club pays for this and you need it even if you already have a similar check completed with work or another volunteering role. The FA insist on it. Contact our child welfare officer, Jo Dunlop and she will get the check sorted out for you easily and quickly.

It's important to remember that CRB checks are only valid for a period of 3 years and need repeating for you to continue to be allowed to coach. There are no exceptions to this.


First Aid (essential)

Every team must have a qualified first aider at every training session or match. The FA offer an emergency first aid module as part of their Level 1 course (again, the club will pay for you to do this). They also offer it as a stand alone module. To get on a course, first check if we are running one at Langton Green (speak to Chris Allen) and if not, you can book yourself on one via the Kent FA website.


Safeguarding Children (recommended)

The FA also offer a safeguarding children course as part of their Level 1 qualification (and as a stand alone course). We would strongly recommend all adults involved with coaching children attend the course, with at least one person from each team ideally having this qualification. To get on a course, first check if we are running one at Langton Green (speak to Chris Allen) and if not, you can book yourself on one via the Kent FA website.