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4. Whistle-Blowing Policy

Whistle-blowing in a safeguarding context means revealing and raising concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation, or within an independent structure associated with it.

It can be used as an early-warning system or when it’s recognised that appropriate actions have not been taken. This approach or policy is adopted in many different walks of life.

Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague’s conduct towards a child or young person can also use whistleblowing by calling 0800 169 1863 and asking for The FA’s Safeguarding Team, or via email to:
County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer -
Caversham AFC Designated Safeguarding Officer –

Alternatively, concerns can be reported:

•Direct to the local Police or Children’s Social Care services, or

•The Child Protection in Sport Unit at, or The NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email: