CHILDREN’S RIGHTS POLICY STATEMENT

 

Bathgate Thistle Community Football Club is fully committed to embedding a rights-based approach in Scottish football. We recognise and work within the general principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) for the best interests of the child, non-discrimination, participation as well as survival and development.

For the purposes of this policy a child is recognised as someone under the age of 18 years. This policy applies to all children regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion, socio-economic status or family circumstance.

Bathgate Thistle Community Football Club will:

· Respect the rights of children as paramount.

· Provide opportunities for every child interested to play football to gain a positive experience.

· Include and involve children in decision making, providing opportunities for children to be heard.

· Promote and implement policies and procedures to safeguard the wellbeing of children and protect them from abuse, ensuring they know what to do and who they can speak to if they need help.

· Promote and implement policies and guidelines to prevent and respond to bullying, ensuring they know what to do and who they can speak to if they need help.

· Require members of staff and officials to adopt and abide by this policy.

· Train, support and supervise its members  and officials to adopt best practice in embedding children’s rights in Scottish football and promoting, protecting and respecting these rights to children.

· Respond to any concerns raised where a child’s rights are being denied in Scottish football.

· Regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of this policy, these procedures and associated safeguards in developing our child-rights based approach and include children’s views in this process.

Review

This policy and associated policies, procedures and safeguards will be regularly reviewed and will include children’s participation and feedback on the content and actual experience of implementation as part of the review:

· In accordance with changes in legislation and guidance on children’s rights or following any changes within the Scottish Youth FA.

· Following any issue or concern raised about children’s rights being denied within the Scottish Youth FA.

· In all other circumstances, at least every three years.

 

Bathgate Thistle Community Football Club

Executive Committee

 

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY STATEMENT

Bathgate Thistle Community Football Club is fully committed to promoting, supporting and safeguarding the wellbeing of all children in its care. We recognise the child’s rights to protection as provided in Article 19 of the UNCRC: all forms of physical or mental violence, injury and abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse. ‘Child protection’ means protecting a child from child abuse or neglect, as stated within the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014.

For the purposes of this policy a child is recognised as someone under the age of 18 years. This policy applies to all children regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion, socio-economic status or family circumstance.

Bathgate Thistle Community Football Club will:

· Respect the rights of children as paramount.

· Promote the rights and wellbeing of children by providing opportunities for them to take part in football safely.

· Promote and implement appropriate procedures to safeguard the wellbeing of children and protect them from abuse, ensuring they know what to do and who they can speak to if they need help.

· Require members of staff and officials to adopt and abide by this policy and sign up to the Code of Conduct for Safeguarding Children’s Wellbeing.

· Safely recruit and select individuals who will be working with children to ensure appropriate measures have been taken and risk assessed when needed.

· Train, support and supervise its members of staff and officials to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect children from abuse and to reduce risks.

· Respond to any allegations of poor practice, misconduct or abuse of children in line with procedures as well as implementing, where appropriate, the relevant disciplinary and appeals procedures.

· Observe guidelines issued by local Child Protection Committees for the protection of children.

· Regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of this policy, these procedures and associated safeguards and include children’s views in this process.

 

Review

This policy and associated procedures will be regularly reviewed and will include children’s participation and feedback on the content and actual experience of implementation as part of the review:

· In accordance with changes in legislation and guidance on the protection and safeguarding of children or following any changes within the Scottish Youth FA.

· Following any issue or concern raised about the protection and safeguarding of children within the Scottish Youth FA.

· In all other circumstances, at least every three years.

 

Bathgate Thistle Community Football Club

Executive Committee

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