Child Protection Policy
The Club is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children and young people to practice Youth Football.
We do this by:
- Recognising that all children have the right to freedom from abuse.
- Ensuring that all our staff and volunteers are carefully selected and accept responsibility for helping to prevent the abuse of children in their care.
- Responding swiftly and appropriately to all suspicions or allegations of abuse, and providing parents and children with the opportunity to voice all concerns they may have.
- Appointing a Child Protection Officer who will take specific responsibility for child safety and act as the main point of contact for parents, children and outside agencies.
- Ensuring access to confidential information is restricted to the Child Protection Officer or the appropriate external authorities.
- Reviewing the effectiveness of our Child Protection Policy and activities each year at the Annual General Meeting.
- Adopt the F.A. Child Protection Policy (http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding).
- Having Codes of Conduct for the Team Officials, Coaches, Managers and Parents (see website).
Child Protection Designated Personnel
The Club shall nominate at least three Child Welfare Officers (including at least one for the female section of the Club). Ideally there will be one representing the mini-soccer section, one the girls and ladies’ sections and one for the U11-U18 boys section.
It will be the Club policy to ensure that all the Clubs managers, coaches and officers have completed an F.A. Personal Disclosure Form as required by the FA.