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Safeguarding

Club Welfare Officer (CWO)

Fiona McNealy

Telephone: 07799 602541

Email: f.harwood@sky.com

Safeguarding policy and information

Lancing Football Club acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members.

A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any club football activity. We subscribe to The Football Association’s Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures and endorse and adopt the Policy Statement contained in that document (FA Safeguarding Policy and Procedures).

The key principles of The FA Safeguarding Children Policy are that:

The child’s welfare is, and must always be, the paramount consideration.

All children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.

All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

Working in partnership with other organisations, children and young people and their parents or carers is essential.

We acknowledge that every child or young person who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from poor practice and abuse.

Lancing Football Club recognises that this is the responsibility of every adult involved in our club.

Lancing Football Club 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’s Safeguarding Children Regulation applies to everyone in football whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.

Our full Safeguarding Children Policy is available here -> Lancing FC Youth Safeguarding Children Policy

Our Anti-Bullying Policy is available here -> Lancing FC Youth Anti-Bully Policy

Useful contacts

Contact The FA’s Safeguarding Team on 0800 169 1863 or email safeguarding@TheFA.com

Contact Sussex County FA safeguarding team by email safeguarding@sussexfa.com and further info here

Call the NSPCC 24-hour Helpline for advice on 0808 800 5000 or text 88858 or email help@nspcc.org.uk or visit their website: www.nspcc.org.uk

Guidance and advice for parents about the internet: www.parentzone.org.uk

Childline can also be contacted on 0800 1111

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