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The FAs Whistleblowing Policy

The FAs Whistleblowing Policy
Don't Hesitate... Escalate!

If you have reported a safeguarding concern about a child or young person and are dissatisfied with the manner in which the concern has been handled, there are a number of organisations you can (and should) escalate the concern to.

Within Football:

Club Welfare Officer:
Ongar Juniors Club Welfare Officer is Steve Collins.
Contact Steve on 07900 151655 or via the 'Contact Us' page on this website. All communication via this website goes directly to Steve.

League Welfare Officer:
Ongar Juniors teams ages under 7 to under 12 (2018/2019) play in the Brentwood Community Football Alliance Youth League. Contact details of the league welfare officer can be found on their website:

Ongar Juniors teams ages under 13s (2018/2019) and above play in the Chelmsford Youth League. League welfare officer contact details can be obtained via their website:

Essex County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) & Child Welfare Officer (CWO):
Helen Heaver,, 01245 393098

The FA's Safeguarding Team:


External to Football:

Local Authority Designated Safeguarding Officer:
Check your local authority website.

0800 800 5000

The Police:
Non-Emergency: 101
Emergency: 999

Ongar Juniors Football Club
Youth football based in Ongar Essex