Last month, we announced a brand-new Safeguarding Comic for children in Sussex Football to encourage young people to open up about their concerns.
We were delighted to find out recently that Ferring FC have made great use of the comic turning their digital copy into flip books for the kids at their club.
Our aim for the comic was to engage young people and promote the key message of not holding onto what is worrying them but talking to an adult they can trust.
It is our mission for all children to know that help is always there should they need it and which makes it very refreshing to see Ferring go out of their way to try and achieve this.
Ferring club secretary Kevin Haydon, spoke to us of his delight at the comic: “As a club we take safeguarding extremely seriously and our Club Welfare Officer, Aimie Jordan, has managed to appoint a qualified welfare officer in virtually every team who can be identified by their green club jackets at matches and training.
“She works so hard and is so dedicated to our club despite her own son progressing his football career at another club this season. We truly are very privileged to have her.
“We find it easier to communicate safeguarding topics with our older youth players but at times it's difficult with the younger ages. This comic we found extremely interactive and engaging which our younger teams could relate too.
“We have also found parents are looking at it and reading it whereas with an A4 sheet of bullet points they may look at but not really take it all in.
“Our CWO Aimie Jordan made a great decision to create and print this via a local printers and it has gone down a storm.”
For more information about the comic please contact:
T: 01903 768578