1.Child Protection policy statement
Cricklewood Wanderers FC part of YES acknowledges its necessity to safeguard individuals under the age of 18, And to ensure those who participate in Football are in a safe and friendly environment, where players enjoy playing football and are well looked after,
“Every child or young person or vulnerable adults, who plays or participates in YES should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and should be protected from abuse. This is the responsibility of every adult involved in YES''.
The key principles of this Safeguarding Children Policy and that of the FA are that: -
1.The child’s welfare is, and must always be, the paramount consideration
2.All children and young people have the right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation
3.All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
4.Working in partnership with other organisations, children and young people and their parents/carers is essential.
We acknowledge that every participant taking part in YES should be in a safe environment and protected from poor procedure and treatment. We are responsible for adults within the football organised or administrated by the league.
The League has a role to play in safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. It is noted and accepted that the Football Association regulations (set out in Appendix 2A hereto) apply to all persons involved in football whether in a paid or voluntary capacity. This means whether you are a volunteer, match official, helper on club tours, coach, club official or medical staff. The League endorses and will apply the Football Association regulations and will see any violation of those regulations as misconduct which will be the subject of the disciplinary procedures set out in the League Rules in addition to any other procedures which may be undertaken by any other body or authority.
The League also endorses and adopts the FA’s Safeguarding Children and Best Practice Guidelines for recruiting volunteers and will:-
1.Develop a role profile
2.Request identification documents e.g. Passport
3.As a minimum, meet and discuss with the applicants and where possible will conduct interviews before appointing
4.Request and follow up with 2 references before appointing
5.Require an FA CRB Unit Enhanced Disclosure where appropriate in line with FA Guidelines
6.All current League officials with direct access to children and young people will be required to complete a CRB Enhanced Disclosure via the FA CRB Unit.
7.If there are concerns regarding the appropriateness of an individual who is already involved or who has approached the League to become one of its officials, guidance will be sought from the Football Association.
8.It is noted and accepted that the FA will consider the relevance and significance of the information obtained via the FA CRB Unit and that all decisions will be made in the best interests of children and young people.
9.It is accepted that the FA aims to prevent people with a history of relevant and significant offending from having contact with children or young people and the opportunity to influence policies or practice with children or young people. This is to prevent direct sexual or physical harm to children and young people and to minimise the risk of “grooming” within football.
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