Sporting Club Inkberrow is responsible to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to provide safe environment for all its members. A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any of the clubs sporting activities.
The key principles of 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, race, sexual orientation, faith or belief
All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
Reporting Safeguarding Concerns
If you are worried about a child, it’s vital you report your concerns.
There are multiple ways to report a concern:
To your SCI Designated Safeguarding Officer – firstname.lastname@example.org;
Through Worcestershire FA's Designated Safeguarding Officer Anna Konstantinides [E: email@example.com, T: 01905 827137 (ext.214)]
By emailing The FA Safeguarding Team at safeguarding@TheFA.com;
Through the ECB by calling 020 7432 1200 and asking for a member of the safeguarding team, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If urgent and you cannot contact any of the above, you should call the NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000. Or please visit the NSPCC website for more information.
If it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the Police or Children’s Social Care in your area.
If you would like to learn more about Safeguarding and your responsibility in supporting the safety of every child connected to Sporting Club Inkberrow, the Football Association has lots of information and free training courses. Likewise the ECB have lots of helpful Safeguarding Resources to help your education on the subject.