As part of our FA charter standard status all coaches are up to date with their safeguarding qualifications.

Our committee members and trustees have also/are also completing the FA online safeguarding course.  As a club we follow best practice guidelines and want to ensure EVERYONE feels safe and welcome at all times. Please download our safeguarding contacts and protocol:

safeguarding contacts and protocol

Our Club Safeguarding Officers are:


Colin Scholes: 07747 044295 (Partington & Cumbria)

James Trafford 07739 826317 (Partington & Liverpool)

Alan Williams (Blackpool)

All welfare and safeguarding matters are confidential.

Please see the clubs safeguarding policy.

Cerebral Palsy United Football Club Safeguarding Policy

Dan Carter:

We are very lucky to have Dan Carter as part of our staff, as most of you will be aware Dan is a sports psychologist and can offer support to our players regarding their development and any challenges they may face as an athlete.

Maximum Edge:

Maximum Edge are a very welcome addition to our club and a long term support to all players, staff and families. Maximum Edge focus on lifestyle management and support. For more information and opportunities to link in with them please contact any of the coaches and we can help you set it up.

Both Maximum Edge and Dan Carter have podcasts which reinforce all what they talked to the players about so please go on their websites and take a look.


The Child Protection in Sport Unit:


Child Exploitation & Online Protection :

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children:

Sporting Change Clinic:

The Football Association has published a new guide for coaches and managers working across the adult football pyramid. The guide advises them on how to support the mental wellbeing of the football participants with whom they come into contact. 

The publication is part of the ‘Heads Up’ campaign, launched by The FA in partnership with Heads Together, a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation, of which FA President Prince William is a co-founder and patron. 

Please click this link to download a copy of the publication. We encourage you to share the publication with anyone you feel would benefit from reading the guide, so collectively we can create the biggest conversation on mental health to date.

 Click here for further information on The FA’s work in the sphere of mental health, or please contact Project Administrator Maanik Chadda on