Buckhurst Hill FC are proud to support the FAs 'Four steps to safeguarding your child' programme in association with the NSPCC.  

As part of The FA’s role in aiming to do everything it can to support a safe and enjoyable framework for football, a new film has been made outlining the four key steps to safeguarding.

The film, featuring Wayne Rooney, Steph Houghton, Jack Rutter and Nathaniel Chalobah, explains how both parents and children can raise concerns they have about adults working in football and centred around how the 8,500 safeguarding officers working across England football take the following four steps:


Checked – to ensure adults are suitable to work with youngsters

Trained – from coaches to referees, all are given suitable safeguarding training

Hear – concerns from both children and adults will be listened to

Report – the importance of raising concerns about a child’s welfare


Following these simple but crucial steps means that there is a framework in place to ensure that, if standards ever fall short with poor practice or unacceptable behaviour, they can be addressed.

Anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, is required to refer it to The FA Safeguarding team. The team is staffed by professionals who are experienced in dealing with these concerns.

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At Buckhurst Hill FC we take pride in ensuring all childrens welfare is of paramount importance. To find out more about BHFCs Child Welfare policy please click here 

Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds specialist referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.

Buckhurst Hill Football Club are proud to work in partnership with Cry.  

To find out more about Cry and the work they are doing to support young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening heart conditions or you have a history of heart problems in the family then click on the link below.