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Lancing FC Safeguarding & Welfare
Our in-house Safeguarding & Welfare team are qualified committee members who liaise with the committee, coaches, players, members, third-party organisations and the Football Association to ensure the safety and welfare of all involved at Lancing Football Club, in particular our players.
As an unregistered charity, the department acts as a vital link between the board of committee and the club’s members, with specific funding in place for support, outreach and projects throughout the season.
Our Safeguarding & Welfare team have enhanced DBS clearance, FA safeguarding training, and training through their own individual careers & experiences also.
Members can contact our team at any time via email or in-person, and our officers are available via phone in an emergency.
What matters do we deal with?
As a department, we support a wide variety of causes and specific support networks. Matters include: mental health; BAME/LGBTQ+ inclusion; disability football; outreach; religious awareness & support. We also share resources on Facebook & Twitter about these matters in addition to other information on topics such as finances, physical & mental wellbeing, sexual health, financial support, child abuse, public health messages and more.
Any safeguarding, welfare & wellbeing related issues should be directed to Gloria or Jack. Alternatively, should you be a whistle-blower, the Sussex FA can also be contacted.
- FA Respect (Positivity, Discipline, Conduct)
- Show Racism the Red Card (Racism & Inclusion)
- Stonewall Rainbow Laces (LGBTQ+ Inclusion)
- Football v Homophobia (Homophobia & LGBTQ+ Inclusion)
- ‘You’re Not In This Alone’ (Mental Health)
- Samaritans Brew Monday (Mental Health)
- Religious Awareness & Support (Resources via The FA)
You can view our policies and some helpful information in our Google Drive here.
Meet the team
Gloria Eveleigh – Safeguarding & Welfare Manager (she/her)
Gloria joined as Lancing Parish Council Representative in 2018 and now manages the club’s safeguarding responsibilities.
This role enables Gloria to use the knowledge and skills gained as a social worker and safeguarding lead for two London local authorities, and then as a safeguarding consultant in her own business down here in Lancing.
“I love working with people, and as a Christian, I believe I have the compassion necessary to provide appropriate and sensitive support to those who might need it. I’m also firmly of the belief that with appropriate systems and procedures in place and adhered to, flexibility, warmth and a relaxed atmosphere can follow. LFC is proof of that.”
Now retired, she also writes & illustrates children’s books, writes adult memoirs & novels and is a lover of art.
Gloria oversees safeguarding operations and is the first point of contact for organisations, and for members requiring support.
Jack Taylor – Safeguarding & Welfare Officer (LGBTQ+) (he/him)
Jack joined at the same time as Gloria, back in 2018, and his primary role is Social Media Manager.
Jack studies Geography with Anthropology at the University of Sussex, where he also works as a student ambassador, working with cohorts of first-generation students in schools from the local area and from South London.
Acting in a supporting role his safeguarding duties include running our social media accounts, policymaking, leading LGBTQ+ & inclusivity projects and acting as a second point of contact for club members.
In June 2020 Jack was appointed by the board as designated COVID-19 Officer due to new FA requirements amidst the pandemic.
Follow us online
For the most up to date and relevant information, please follow us on Facebook & Twitter where we share useful information & resources.
- SAMARITANS 116 123
- MIND 0300 123 3393
- CHILDLINE 0800 11 11
- CRISIS TEXT HELPLINE 85258
- ANXIETY UK 03444 775 774
- CALM 0800 58 58 58
- NSPCC 0808 800 5000
Positive Attitudes Yield Positive Results (PAYPR) are a charity launched in 2019, delivering youth mentoring, advice, 1-1 & group sessions, support and useful guidance on a range of topics including mental health, finances, sexual health, career guidance and useful life skills.
PAYPR work in partnership with Lancing FC to offer services to our young players.
Follow them on Instagram here.
Brighton & Hove Sexual Health and Contraception Service
Brighton and Hove sexual health and contraception service (SHAC) is a free and confidential specialist service open to everyone regardless of age and sexuality.
SHAC offer a mix of appointments and a ‘walk-in and wait’ service at 3 sites across the city. These include services open to everyone, and specific clinics for young people and LGBTQ+ people.
Through the SHAC you can access confidential advice, online STI testing, HIV testing & prevention such as PrEP and contraception services.
Although members have access to their GP and health services in Lancing, we acknowledge the residence of many members in Brighton & Hove and the resources offered in the city to compliment those in our village. More information can be found on their website linked below, and on posters displayed in key toilet and changing room areas in our stadium.
If you have any concerns as a member, questions about where to find tailored support, a desire to collaborate with us, or in an emergency, please contact someone.
Gloria – firstname.lastname@example.org Jack – email@example.com
In an emergency always dial 999 (111, the NSPCC or other helplines can also be contacted).
Players can also contact their team managers, many of which have received a DBS check and basic safeguarding training from the FA, who may refer you to us for further support.
For youth section specific information find their website here.