The health and safety of all young people within the care of Shield Academy is paramount. The club follows the FA’s guidelines for welfare, in order to make sure that Shield is the safest football club in England.

It is now mandatory that every youth football club in the United Kingdom have a Club Welfare Officer (CWO), assisted with Child Protection Officers. Shield Academy are no exception. We are dedicated to ensuring that the club is in line with the latest legislation and updates concerning Child Welfare. Our CWO & Assistants are both Child Protection and Welfare Trained.

Underneath you can find various pieces of literature on safeguarding . We hope that these are found to be useful and accurate.

Jay Gomez; Club Welfare Officer
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Who Are Your Welfare Officers?

Clive Morgan

Clive is our club CWO and compliance officer. Previously Clive was CWO at Shield, and has also headed Child Welfare at one of the largest clubs in London. Clive oversees all legislation as well as all safeguarding matters, inclusive of supporting DBS checks.

Dan Seymour

Dan is Founder and Director of Football at Shield. He is also an assistant CWO. He heads our Management team, and will oversee all qualifications and CRC checks.

Useful Resources

Below, you will find some useful resources concerning child safety whilst undergoing sporting activities.

Child Line

ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. Children and young people can call them on 0800 1111 to talk about any problem


Children’s charity for the prevention of child abuse.


The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre website contains information on internet safety and safe surfing for young people.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre works across the UK and maximises international links to tackle child sex abuse wherever and whenever it happens.

Child Protection in Sport Unit

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) works with the UK Sports Councils, governing bodies and other organisations to help them minimise the risk of child abuse during sporting activities.