• Child Welfare at Golden Hill Sonics

    The Child Welfare Officer (CWO) at Golden Hill is BRIAN HENNIKER. HE can be contacted by email at cwo@goldenhillsonics.co.uk


    Please scroll down for our Welfare & Safeguarding Policies.


    We also want to keep you safe and make sure you know there is help out there if you need it. You are a person as well as a player and the coaches have a duty of care to respect that. Your coaches’ role, as well as teaching you the ins and outs of football, includes:

    • being a good role model – leading by example at all times
    • not speaking to you in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable
    • not bullying you to make you do things
    • treating you as an individual
    • thinking about you and your team mates and not just about winning or scoring goals 
    • making sure the pitch/playing area and equipment are safe for you to use
    • having the right qualifications to coach you

    All the adults involved with Sonics (coaches, referees, parents) should be role models for children and if they can remember this each week, then the game will be far more enjoyable for everyone!



    There are lots of people you can talk to if you are worried about how someone is behaving towards you whilst you are at Sonics.


    You could talk to your parents, or your coach, the club chairman or your welfare officer. Remember, you have joined Sonics to play football, make new friends and most importantly – have fun!


    If you are a young boy or girl and you are upset, hurt or scared with the way somebody behaves with you, please let someone you trust know now.


    Brian Henniker is the club welfare officer and is always available to contact if you are worried or have any concerns or questions. You can email him at cwo@goldenhillsonics.co.uk or call him on 07971 524 609.


    If you would rather, there are lots of websites out there to help you out and offer advice. Try going to one of the following – just click on the link to find out what they do and how to get in touch:


    You may prefer to use one of the websites that offer advice. Some you can email your concern to and they will email you back with advice specifically for you. It’s easy to get information simply click on the web address and find out more.


    The FA provides lots of help and support to ensure the safety of children and young people playing football, and works closely with the NSPCC to provide 24 hour access to help and support.


    Visit the FA Safeguarding website for the latest information or get in touch via the NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000.


    Other useful places to go for information and support include:


    Bullying Online




    www.childline.org.uk or telephone – 08001111









    www.There4me.com and www.worriedneed2talk.org.uk (aimed at 12 – 16 year olds)


    Stop it now!

    www.stopitnow.org.uk or telephone – 0808 1000 900


  • Our Child Welfare Policies

    Golden Hill Sonics Safeguarding Children Policy

    Last updated February 2018

    Golden Hill Sonics Anti-Bullying Policy

    Last updated May 2018

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