- To ensure that the child’s welfare is always considered as paramount.
- All young people involved in football have a right to be protected from abuse and harm regardless of their sporting ability, age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
- The League will treat all suspicions and allegations of abuse and poor practice seriously and will respond swiftly and appropriately.
- To ensure that all member clubs appoint a Club Welfare Officer.
- To encourage all member clubs to attain FA Charter Standard status.
To actively encourage people to take advantage of educational opportunities provided by theFA in the area of Safeguarding Children and best practice.
To provide a structured network of support to its membership if and when required in areasrelating to Safeguarding Children issues.
To develop pro-active and positive ethics to support the above aims.
League Welfare Officer
The Shropshire Junior Football League
You can download a PDF version of the Child Protection Policy by clicking here.
For any queries regarding Safeguarding Children, please follow the links below and/or contact anyone of the Welfare Officers listed further down the page:
The Ultimate Parent Guide for Protecting Your Child on the Internet
The Right People
Responsible Recruitment procedures will help to screen out those people who are not suitable to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. To make sure you are ‘getting the right people involved’ refer to The FA’s Responsible Recruitment guidelines resource document here.
Extract from SJFL SCORY Rule. 25. SAFE GUARDING CHILDREN.
1. Local Rule. All teams must be supervised by TWO responsible adults who are members of the club & both of whom holds a valid FA DBS, & has completed the FA Safeguarding Children Workshop within the previous 3-year period. Both manager & coach shall have completed the FA Emergency Aid course within the previous 3-year period or holds another recognised first aid qualification from their place of work i.e. police, fire service, ambulance service, paramedic, nurse or doctor.
At least one of the adults should hold a FA Level 1 Coaching badge.
All teams MUST carry adequate First Aid kits at all fixtures & training. (The use of freeze spray or pain killing sprays is forbidden).
Clubs failing to provide responsible supervision & comply with the Competition shall be liable to be fined as per fine tariff or otherwise dealt with by the Management Committee.
Welfare Officers – contact list:
Shropshire County Welfare Officer
The Shropshire FA Office, The Greenhous Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ST
Telephone: 01743 362769 option 4
Shropshire Junior Football League – Youth Welfare Officer
2 The Glebelands, Myddle, nr Shrewsbury, SY4 3RU
Mobile: 07984 549304
Shropshire Junior Football League – Assistant Welfare Officer
The FA Child Protection Department
Wembley, London, HA9 0WS
Telephone: 0844 980 8200
The FA/NSPCC Helpline
Telephone: 0808 800 5000
Deaf Users Textphone: 0800 056 0566
FAIRPLAY IN FOOTBALL:
Means that everyone connected with football
- Shows understanding of and respect for the Laws of the Game.
- Supports the belief that the game should be played in an entertaining and positive way.
- Behaves on and off the field of play in a sporting manner towards all others involved, be they players, officials or spectators, irrespective of results.
MISCONDUCT & VERBAL ABUSE:
All players, Club Officials and Spectators are reminded that the use of foul and/or abusive language, racial chants and/or remarks are considered to be conduct liable to bring the game into disrepute and the appropriate disciplinary action will be taken when any such instances are brought to the attention of The League and the County Association.
Please help to ensure that our games are not marred by such behaviour.
Author: SJFL Special Committee (Disciplinary).