CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
Moors Youth Sports Association FC
The Management committee has adopted the Child Protection Policy.
The introduction of this Child Protection Policy should be seen as a clear
signal that this Association is
determined to ensure all necessary steps are taken to protect those children and
young people who participate
in youth football within all age groups.
Welfare and Protection
It is essential that those children and young people
attracted to and participating in football are in a safe and enjoyable
In striving to attain this, The Football Association has the following
- A requirement that all bodies affiliated to The Football
Association as Charter Standard Organisations, affiliated through the County
Associations, which provide the opportunity to work with children and young
people up to the age of eighteen, include in their rules a policy statement
concerning child protection.
- To provide ongoing development and training opportunities to
all organisations as mentioned above.
To provide ongoing development and training opportunities:
- For members of the F A Coaches Association.
- As an integral part of all F A Coach & Medical Education
courses and courses for Referees.
- In staff development courses for members of The F A Premier
League & The Football League.
- Through the County Football Association structure.
- Through the process of attaining and maintaining the Charter
The aims of the FA Child Protection Policy are:
- To develop a positive and pro-active position in order to
best protect all children and young people who play football, enabling them to
participate in an enjoyable and safe environment.
- To deliver quality assured child protection training and
build a network of tutors to facilitate this delivery, in conjunction with, and
supported by the NSPCC.
- To demonstrate best practice in the area of child protection.
- To promote ethics and high standards throughout football.
The key principles underpinning this Policy are that:
- The child’s welfare is, and must be the paramount
- All children and young people have a right to be protected
from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language,
racial region, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
- All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken
seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately. Working in partnership
with children and young people and their parent/carers is essential. Social
Services Departments have a statutory responsibility to ensure the welfare of
children and young people. The Football Association is committed to working
together with Social Services Departments and Local Area Protection Committees
(ACPA) in accordance with their procedures.
Recruitment Code of Conduct. The Football Association’s Regulations on
child protection are defined in the F A Handbook.
- Any act, statement, conduct or other matter which harms a
child or children, or poses or pose a risk of harm to a child or children, shall
constitute behaviour which is improper and brings the game into disrepute.
- In these Regulations the expression “Offence” shall mean any
one or more of the offences contained in Schedule 1 to the Children and Young
Persons Act 1933 and any other criminal offence which reasonably causes The
Association to believe that the person accused of the offence poses or may pose
a risk of harm to a child or children.
- Upon receipt by Association of:
- Notification that an individual has been charged with an
- Notification that an individual is the subject of an
investigation by the Police, Social Services or any other authority relating to
an Offence, or
- Any other information which causes The Association reasonably
to believe that a person poses or may pose a risk of harm to a child or
- Then The Association shall have the power to order that the individual be
suspended from all or any specific football activity for such a period and on
such terms and conditions as it thinks fit.
In reaching its determination as to whether an order under
Regulation 2 should be made The Association shall give consideration, inter
alia, to the following factors:
- Whether a child is or children are or may be at risk of harm.
- Whether the matters are of a serious nature.
- Whether an order is necessary or desirable to allow the
conduct of any investigation by The Association or any other authority or body
to proceed unimpeded.
- The period of an order referred to in 2 above shall not be
capable of lasting beyond the date upon which any charge under the rules of The
Association or any Offence is decided or brought to an end.
- Where an order is imposed on an individual under Regulation 2
above, The Association shall bring and conclude any proceedings under the Rules
of The Association against the person relating to the matters as soon as
- Where a person is convicted of is made the subject of a
caution in respect of an Offence, that shall constitute a breach of the Rules of
The Association and The Association shall have the power to order the suspension
of the person from all or any specific football for such period (including
indefinitely) and on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit.
- For the purpose of these Regulations, The Association shall
act through its Council or any committee or sub-committee thereof, including the
- Notification in writing of any order referred to above shall
be given to the person concerned and/or any club with which he is associated as
soon as reasonable practicable.
The Management Committee elected Jane Hunt as Child Protection Officer of
Moors Youth Sports Association.
Recruitment & Selection
Volunteers will be interviewed and asked for references, checks will be made
with the Criminal Records Bureau.
Code of Conduct Policy (green form)
Issued with membership along with Grievance Report Forms, also available via