Churchdown Panthers Youth Football Club
Safeguarding and Child Welfare Policy
Providing a safe and positive environment for everyone involved is a vital aspect of any club’s operations. Churchdown Panthers Football Club takes its responsibilities very seriously in this regard, and in particular where children and vulnerable adults are present at any club-led activities. All participants and visitors to club activity have the right to feel safe and to be safe. Wherever they come into contact with the Club they will be treated equitably and with dignity and respect. All our members of the Club workforce have a duty to keep children and vulnerable adults safe and to help protect them from abuse or harm. Good safeguarding practice takes many forms. It is a thread, only occasionally visible, that weaves through all activities that involve children and vulnerable adults. It is not a blanket that shrouds everything it covers; it should always be there but should allow the core business to flourish and not be impeded by unnecessary rules and bureaucracy.
Churchdown Panthers FC Safeguarding and Child Welfare policy can be downloaded here.
**Please remember, that it is EVERYONES responsibility to report any concerns in regard child welfare**
Here are your key contacts to report concerns:
Churchdown Panthers Child Welfare Officer: Ben Evans; firstname.lastname@example.org; 07557405675
Cheltenham Youth Football League Child Welfare Officer: Steve Mattos; email@example.com; 01242521119
FA Safeguarding Team: firstname.lastname@example.org; 08001691863
NSPCC 24hr Hotline: 08088005000
Childline: childline.org.uk; 08001111
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP): email@example.com; 03704967622
If you think a child is at immediate risk, call 999.