This policy applies to all Volunteers including Trustees, Committee Members, Managers, Coaches and Helpers. The purpose of this policy:

This policy applies to all Volunteers including Trustees, Committee Members, Managers, Coaches and Helpers. The purpose of this policy:

  • to protect children and young people who are registered to Bessingby Park Rangers FC. This includes the children of adults who use our services;

  • to provide Volunteers with the overarching principles that guide our approach to child protection;

    Bessingby Park Rangers FC believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. We work with children and young people some of whom have long term conditions that can have an impact on their physical and emotional welfare. We recognise that the welfare of children and young people under our care is the first and paramount consideration and are committed to practice in a way that protects them.

    Legal framework
    This policy has been drawn up on the basis of law and guidance that seeks to protect children, namely:

  • Children Act 1989

  • United Convention of the Rights of the Child 1991

  • Data Protection Act 1998

  • Sexual Offences Act 2003

  • Children Act 2004

  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

    Relevant government guidance on safeguarding children

    We recognise that:

  • the welfare of the child is paramount, as enshrined in the Children Act 1989

  • all children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have a right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse

  • some children are additionally vulnerable because of the impact of previous experiences, their level of dependency, communication needs or other issues

  • working in partnership with children, young people, their parents, carers and other agencies is essential in promoting young people’s welfare.

    We will seek to keep children and young people safe by:

  • valuing them, listening to and respecting them

  • adopting child protection practices through procedures and a code of conduct for Coaches and Child / parents.

  • developing and implementing an effective e-safety policy and related procedures

  • providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support and training

  • recruiting staff and volunteers safely, ensuring all necessary checks are made

  • sharing information about child protection and good practice with children, parents, and volunteers

  • sharing concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately.

We are committed to reviewing our policy and good practice annually.

The Bessingby Park Rangers FC Committee.



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