Safeguarding

Child Protection Policy Statement

Northern Football Club 'Squash Section' (NFCSS) acknowledge a duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. NFCSS is committed to ensuring internal safeguarding practice reflect statutory responsibilities, government, guidance and complies with best practice and England Squash requirements. https://www.englandsquash.com/about-us/governance/safe-squash

The policy statement recognises that the welfare and interests of children/young people are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that in recognition of diversity issues these individuals -

  • Have a positive, enjoyable and safe experience when participating in the sport of squash at NFCSS.
  • Are protected from all aspects of acknowledged abuse whilst participating in squash or outside of the activity while on the premises of NFCSS.

As part of our safeguarding policy Northern Football Club 'Squash Section' will:

  • Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • nsure everyone, officials and NFCSS representatives understand their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding.
  • Such individuals will be provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond appropriately with any safeguarding concerns.
  • Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern.
  • Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored.
  • Prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals.

The policy and associated safeguarding information will be promoted via electronic and internal member documentation. All members as a consequence of their membership of NFCSS will adhere to the principles of the NFCSS Child Protection Policy Statement.

Monitoring

The policy will be subject of continual review taking into consideration the following:

  • Changes in legislation and/or government guidance.
  • As required by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, UK Sport and/or Home Country Sports Councils and England Squash.
  • As a result of any other significant change or event.

Clive Lucas
Chairman of Squash