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Cotham Tigers Football Club acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care. We are committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members.

Any concerns about the welfare of a child should be reported to the Club Welfare Officer: Ben Willis 

(mob. 07866 493546; email 


A list of other useful safeguarding resources and links can be found lower down on this page.

The club's Safeguarding Children – Policy and Procedures document can be found in the downloadable documents below.

We also have an Anti-bullying policy in place which will help everyone understand what is and is not acceptable within our club. This can also be found in the downloadable documents below.

We are also committed to working towards the elimination of discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion, ability or disability and to encourage equal opportunities. Our anti-discrimination and equal opportunities policies can be found on the Club Equality Policies page of this website.

Other club safeguarding documents are also included below.

Cotham Tigers supports The FA’s Whistle Blowing Policy. Any adult or young person with concerns about a adult in a position of trust with football can ‘whistle blow’ by contacting The FA Safeguarding Team on 0800 169 1863, by writing to The FA Case Manager at The Football Association, Wembley Stadium, PO Box 1966, London SW1P 9EQ, by emailing or alternatively by going direct to the Police, Children’s Social Care or the NSPCC.  Please see further safeguarding contact details lower down this page.

Respect codes of conduct for Players, Parents/ Spectators, Officials and Coaches have been implemented by the club and can be found on the Respect codes of conduct page of this website. 

If any member of the club feels that he or she has suffered discrimination in any way or that the club’s Policies, Rules or Codes of Conduct have been broken, they should follow the procedure found on the Club Complaints Procedure page of this website

Please click on the pdf links below to access the Club's Safeguarding documents

Cotham Tigers Safeguarding Children Policy

FA anti-bullying policy for clubs

FA online guidance for parents/carers - Responsible use of text, email and social networking sites

FA online guidance for U18s using: Club WebPages, Social Networks, Email and Texts

FA recommended photography guidelines

Cotham Tigers Annual Membership and Consent Form

Useful safeguarding resources and links

Club and County Welfare Officers


Cotham Tigers Welfare Officer - Ben Willis; 07866 493546

Gloucestershire FA Designated Safeguarding Officer  - Chantelle Thompson; 07960 500 130


Safeguarding at the FA



General enquiry line: 0845 210 8080


Other Safeguarding Resources


NSPCC: 24 hour Helpline for advice on 0808 800 5000 or text 88858 or email

ChildLine: or call ChildLine free on 0800 1111 

Anti Bullying Alliance: 

The Police

Online safety


CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection):


CEOP internet safety site:

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