FC Isle of Man takes safeguarding and welfare seriously, following English FA guidance and protocols in implementing necessary measures.
The Club Welfare Officer (CWO) is a crucial role in ensuring that the welfare and safeguarding of all members, particularly children and vulnerable adults, are prioritised and upheld within the club.
As a key point of contact for all members, the CWO works closely with the club committee, coaches, players, parents, and volunteers to promote a safe and inclusive environment for all.
The CWO plays an active role in the recruitment and training of club volunteers and ensures that everyone understands their responsibilities and obligations regarding safeguarding and welfare.
The CWO also acts as a liaison with external organisations, such as the English FA and IOMFA, to ensure that the club is up to date with current legislation and best practices in this area.
The CWO will provide guidance and support to anyone who has personal concerns or about incidents of poor practice or safeguarding issues within the club and ensure that these are dealt with appropriately and in a timely manner.
The FC Isle of Man Club Welfare Officer is Gary Weightman.
Mobile: (07624) 490460
FC Isle of Man have developed several protocols around safeguarding and welfare, these documents are available to download below.
If you are interested in the issues around safeguarding and welfare the English FA offers a number of courses which are available here:
You may have to register for a FAN (FA Number) to take some of the courses, you can do that here: