Child Protection Policy

CHILD PROTECTION AND WELLBEING

In line with and fully supporting the on going policy and strategy of the Scottish Football Association in relation to Child Protection and Wellbeing, East Kilbride FC will ensure all aspects of this vital area of responsibility are considered central to who we are and what we do. The safeguarding and positive development of all the children and young people for whom we have a duty of care will be at the forefront of all of our activities. 

East Kilbride FC Board August 2019.

East Kilbride FC [EKFC] is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all players in its care. It recognises the responsibility to promote safe practice and to safeguard players from harm, abuse and exploitation.

EKFC staff and all volunteers will work together to embrace difference and diversity and respect the rights of children and young people.

This policy outlines the EKFC commitment to safeguarding players and is based on the following player’s rights:

• The right to a safe environment

• The right to a protection against harm or risk

• The right to a protection against physical or verbal abuse

• The right to a protection against emotional abuse

• The right to a protection against sexual abuse

• The right to a protection against bullying

• The right to a protection against neglect

• The right to express opinions and to have those opinions considered in all matters that concern their well being

• The right that all actions concerning the child should be in his/her best interests

• The right to have all suspicions and allegations taken seriously and actioned on as appropriately

EKFC shall:

• Promote the health and wellbeing of children by providing opportunities for them to take part in grassroots football safely

       • Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feelings of players

• Promote and implement appropriate guidelines to safeguard the wellbeing of players and protect them from abuse

• Recruit, train, support and supervise its staff and officials to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect players from abuse and to reduce risk to themselves

• Ensure that all EKFC staff and registered officials know that they have a responsibility to keep children safe and where appropriate register under PVG [ Protection of Vulnerable Groups] Scheme

• Require staff and officials to adopt and abide by SFA Child Wellbeing Directives, on which this EKFC Policy is based. This will include adherence to SYFA and SWFA requirements in relation to volunteer recruitment and training 

• Respond to any allegations of misconduct or abuse of players in line with this Policy and these guidelines as well as implementing, where appropriate, the relevant disciplinary and appeals procedures

• Observe guidelines issued by local Child Protection Committees for the protection of children

• Regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of this Policy and these guidelines

EKFC PROCESS OUTLINE

Level 1 = Responsible adult to resolve issue at point of incident

Level 2 = Informal report to Team Wellbeing Contact

Level 3 = Formal [ written ] report to Team Wellbeing Contact

Level 4 = Informal report to Club Wellbeing Manager

Level 5 = Formal [ written ] report to Club Wellbeing Manager

Club Wellbeing Manager

Dave McKenna 07 800 948 932  davemckenna@hotmail.co.uk

                                                    

EKFC PLAYER PROTECTION AND WELLBEING CONTACTS

TEAM NAME   ----------------------------------------------

TEAM CONTACT        ----------------------------------------------

CONTACT NO  ----------------------------------------------

CONTACT EMAIL ------------------------------------------

CLUB WELLBEING MANAGER             Dave McKenna

CONTACT NO       07 800 948 932

CONTACT EMAIL  davemckenna@hotmail.co.uk

QUALIFICATIONS

Child Wellbeing in Scottish Football , valid till 01/01/2022

Managing Children`s Wellbeing , valid till 21/08/2020

DEPUTY                                                     Margaret McKenna

CONTACT NO        07 948 144 959

CONTACT EMAIL   mags.mckenna@hotmail.co.uk

WELLBEING MANAGER  AVAILABLE  AT  ANY  TIME FOR  ADVICE ON  ANY  CHILD  PROTECTION  ISSUES.

ANY  INSTANCES  OF ALLEGED  SERIOUS CHILD  PROTECTION  ISSUES  MUST  BE  NOTIFIED  TO  CLUB  WELLBEING MANAGER  IMMEDIATELY.

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