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Child Protection Policy

PELSALL VILLA COLTS Football Club acknowledges its responsibility to:

Safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members. A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any club football activity. We subscribe to The Football Association’s child protection and best practice policy and procedures and endorse and adopt the policy statement contained in that document.

The FA Child Protection Policy - Key Principles

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We endorse and adopt The FA’s Child Protection and Best Practice Guidelines for Recruiting Volunteers and will:

i) Develop a role profile

ii) Request identification documents

iii) As a minimum meet and chat with the applicant(s) and where possible conduct interviews before appointing

iv) Request and follow up with two references before appointing

v) Require an FA CRB Unit Enhanced Disclosure where appropriate in line with FA guidelines.

All current PELSALL VILLA COLTS Football Club members with direct access to children and young people will be required to
complete a CRB Enhanced Disclosure via The FA CRB Unit. If there are concerns regarding the appropriateness of an individual who is already involved or who has approached us to become part of PELSALL VILLA COLTS Football Club, guidance will be sought from The Football Association. It is noted and accepted that The FA will consider the relevance and significance of the information obtained via The FA CRB Unit Enhanced CRB Disclosure and that all decisions will be made in the best interests of children and young people.

It is accepted that The FA aims to prevent people with a history of relevant and significant offending from having contact with children or young people and the opportunity to influence policies or practice with children or young people. This is to prevent direct sexual or physical harm to children and to minimise the risk of ‘grooming’ within football.

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