Child Protection Policy Statement
Every junior club should have in place a Welfare Officer and a child protection policy statement. The child protection policy statement should be read and signed by a parent or guardian and the team manager. The club welfare officer should collect the statements every season.
 
Sample policy
 
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY STATEMENT
 
(INSERT YOUR CLUB NAME) is committed to creating and preserving the safest possible environment for children to play football.
 
It is the duty of all Club Management, Club Officials, Team Managers, Parents and any other individuals directly or indirectly involved with member clubs or teams playing in the League to be aware of and help prevent abuse which children can suffer, neglect, physical, sexual and emotional.
 
(INSERT YOUR CLUB NAME) accepts children's welfare is paramount and all children whatever their age, culture, disability, gender or religious belief, have the right to protection from abuse.  All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously, and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
 
 
DECLARATION
 
I have read, understood and agree to abide by the detail and aims set out by this statement.
 
Name of Child:…………………………………………………………………….
 
Parents' or Guardians' Name ....................................................................................

Parents' or Guardians'  Signature ..............................................................................
 
Team Manager Name .............................................................................................
 
Team Manager Signature ........................................................................................
 
 
Date: ......... / ........ /………

Related:

Anti-Bullying Policy Statement (Downloadable by Logging in)

 

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