Child Welfare Officer’s letter to Parents/Guardians

Dear Parent/Guardian,

In recent months the Club has experienced several incidents of parents behaving in an abusive manner towards referees, team officials and parents of opposing teams. It has >been very disappointing that some cases of verbal abuse have been directed at children.

Please be assured that PNE WJFC takes all matters of child welfare very seriously. These
cases have been discussed by the committee and it has been agreed that such incidents
will not be tolerated by the Club and may result in a match ban being imposed on the
parent and their daughter along with the incident being reported to the Lancashire FA
County Welfare Officer for his consideration.

With this in mind the Committee would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the Respect Code of Conduct that is published in the PNE WJFC handbook (and shown
below) that has been issued to you and would ask that you adhere to this at all times.
The Committee would be grateful if you could take a few moments to view the FA Respect video which can be accessed at

Thank you for your continued support for the Club and please be assured that we will work hard to eliminate such incidents. If you wish to discuss any matters relating to child welfare or safeguarding please feel free to contact Joan North, Club Welfare Officer on 07875 355846 or email

Preston North End Women’s Junior Football Club


Preston North End Women’s (Juniors) Football Club
Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians/Spectators
A parent/guardian/spectator’s expectations and attitudes have a significant bearing on a
child’s attitude towards:
• Other players
• Officials
• Managers
• Spectators.
This Club will expect that parents/guardians/spectators within the Club are always positive and encouraging towards all of the children, not just their own, and will encourage parents/guardians/spectators to:
• Applaud the opposition as well as their own team
• Avoid coaching the child during the game
• Not shout and scream
• Respect the referee’s decision
• Give attention to each of the children involved in football, not just the most talented
• Give encouragement to everyone to participate in football.



The Club will ensure that parents/guardians/spectators agree to adhere to the Code of
Conduct and the Child Protection Policy.

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