Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures
Wadebridge Town AFC 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.
You can download our Club versions below.
Our Safeguarding Policy
We subscribe to The Football Association’s (The FA) Safeguarding Children – Policy and Procedures and endorse and adopt the Policy Statement contained in that document.
Our Anti Bullying Policy
We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our members, so they can participate in football in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at Football Club. If bullying does occur, all club members and parents/carers should be able to tell their club about this and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively by the club.
We are a TELLING club. This means that anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the Club Welfare Officer or any committee member.
Wadebridge Town Football Club is committed to playing its part to teach players to treat each other with respect.
FA Whistleblowing Policy
Our Club supports the FA Whistleblowing Policy. If you have any concerns about a colleague you can learn how to contacting us by reading our FA Welfare Poster here.
Our Respect Code of Conducts
We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game. As a player, you have a big part to play. That’s why The FA is asking every player to follow a Respect Code of Conduct.
Learn all about what is required of you as a Player here.
Coaches, Team Managers and Club Officials
We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game.
In The FA’s survey of 37,000 grassroots participants, behaviour was the biggest concern in the game. This included the abuse of match officials and the unacceptable behaviour of over competitive parents, spectators and coaches on the sideline.
Play your part and observe The Football Association’s Respect Code of Conduct in everything you do.
Learn all about what is required of you as a Coach, Team Manager and/or Club Official here.
Spectators and Parents/Carers
We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game
This club is supporting The FA’s Respect programme to ensure football can be enjoyed in a safe, positive environment.
Remember children’s football is a time for them to develop their technical, physical, tactical and social skills. Winning isn’t everything.
Please play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for spectators and parents/carers here.
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Contact the CEOP Safety Centre
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both.
The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button below.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
Further advice can be obtained from:
Wadebridge Town FC
Youth Welfare Officer – Lee Bateman
T: 07771 903982
Girls Welfare Officer – Charlotte Lawton
T: 07717 184887
Adults Welfare Officer – Ruth Rowe
T: 07727 186767
Cornwall County Football Association
Cornwall County Football Association’s Welfare Officer
The Football Association
The FA Safeguarding Children
T: General enquiry line 0845 210 8080
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