Child Welfare

Kingston Little League's Child Welfare Policy follows the guidelines provided by the Football Association and National Little League.


To this end KLL have appointed one Child Welfare Officer:


Chris Galvin


In addition we are required by law to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on all volunteers.


In Little League Football, the protection of the children comes first. Each league appoints a 'Responsible Person' who is responsible for ensuring that all volunteers complete the DBS form. It takes about 10 minutes but sometimes forms have to be completed again due to errors. A volunteer will need to show proof of who they are and where the live. There are very strict rules on confidentiality. The system is designed to stop the wrong sort of person getting involved in children's organisations, and we thank you for your co-operation. If you would like to know more, please ask your Responsible Person (either the Secretary, Daniel Galvin, or Child Welfare Officer, Chris Galvin) in the first place.


Policy on Taking Photographs & Videos of Children


There has been much talk about who is allowed to take pictures of children under 18 playing sport and in particular what parents/carers are permitted to do. It is not an offense to take appropriate photographs in a public place even if asked not to do so.


Kingston Little League has adopted the guidelines issued by The FA and, through use of the guidelines, encourages the taking of appropriate images of children in football. 


The guidelines have been developed to help avoid unsuitable use of images and the identification of children either through accompanied personal information or inappropriate circumstances. It is important to remember that the vast majority of images are taken in good faith and that common sense considerations are needed to ensure everyone’s safety. 


Some DO's and DON’Ts from the guidelines:


Do focus on the activity rather than the individual


Do ensure all those featured are appropriately dressed


If the image is to be used in the public domain (e.g. website or newspaper article) do ensure you have parental consent


Don’t publish photographs with the full name of individuals featured (unless there is written consent).


To download the FA guidelines on safeguarding visit:



If you need help, advice or want to discuss this or similar matters, please contact the KLL Child Welfare Officers.


To report potentially unlawful materials on the internet please contact:


The Internet Watch Foundation


Telephone: 01223 237700

Fax the Hotline: 01223 235921



The FA’s Case Management Team


Telephone: 0207 745 4787




Page Last Updated 15 July 2019


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