The Club acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members.
We subscribe to The Football Association’s (The FA) Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures and endorse and adopt the Policy Statement contained in that document.
The key principles of The FA Safeguarding Children Policy are that:
- the child’s welfare is, and must always be, the paramount consideration
- all children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, race, sexual orientation, faith or belief
- all suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
- Working in partnership with other organisations, children and young people and their parents/carers is essential.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility if you are worried about a child it is important that you report your concerns – no action is not an option.
If you are worried about a child then you need to report your concerns to the Club Welfare Officer.
If the issue is one of poor practice the Club Welfare Officer will either:
- deal with the matter themselves or
- seek advice from the CFA Welfare Officer
If at any time you are not able to contact our Club Welfare Officer or the matter is clearly serious then you can either:
- contact your CFA Welfare Officer directly
- contact the Police or Children’s Social Care
- call the NSPCC 24 hour Helpline for advice on 0808 800 5000 or text 88858 or email email@example.com
For more information, please contact the Club Welfare Officer, Adam Bigwood.