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.
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.
Safeguarding & Anti-Bullying
At Steyning Town Community Football Club we acknowledge our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person and we are committed to providing a safe environment for all. We recognise that a child is anyone under the age of 18 and subscribe to The Football Association’s (The FA) Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures.
At Steyning Town Community Football Club we endorse and adopt the following key safeguarding principles:
- 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, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy, and maternity; all suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately; and
- working in partnership with other organisations, children and young people and their parents/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.
At Steyning Town Community Football Club we recognise that this is the responsibility of every adult involved in our club.
Codes of Conduct
Creating the right environments for our players, both on and off the pitch is so important. Even though your role could be slightly different from someone else within your club or league, it’s important that we all play our part in creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment.
The Respect codes of conduct are in place to ensure that everyone involved within an England Football Accredited club or league is playing their part to give the players a positive experience.
We base our Codes of Conduct on the FA Play Your Part – part of the Respect campaign.
Steyning Town Community FC is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the club at every level. Football belongs to and should be enjoyed by anyone who wants to participate in it
We base our policy on The FA Equality Codes.
The Football Leadership Diversity Code helps us to better represent our modern and diverse society by seeking to tackle inequality and improve representation of historically underrepresented groups across senior leadership positions, wider team operations and coaching roles.
We base our policy on the The FA Football Leadership Diversity Code.
Sussex County Football Association’s Welfare Officers is Annette Madden
T: 01903-768578 #228 M: 07525 667076
The FA Safeguarding Team
T: 0800 169 1863
website: Sussex FA Safeguarding
The FA Respect – Play your part
website: FA Respect – Play your part
Other Contacts & Links
NSPCC 24 Hour Helpline
T: 0808 800 5000 (or Text 88858)
T: 0800 1111
Guidance and advice for parents about the internet – www.parentzone.org.uk