Honiton Town Youth Football Club
Honiton Town Youth Football Club

Safeguarding and Child Welfare

Honiton Town Youth Football Club places great importance on the safeguarding of children.

The Club has a child-centered approach to its work and their care and welfare is of paramount importance to us.

It is the duty of everyone at the Club to safeguard the welfare of children and young people by creating an environment that protects them from harm.

Honiton Town Youth FC will ensure the safety and protection of all vulnerable groups involved in all activities arranged by or in the name of the club through the strict adherence of our safeguarding guidelines.

Our principles:

It is of paramount importance, to the club, that we are looking after the welfare and well-being of children and vulnerable groups.

We all have a shared responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of our children and vulnerable groups.

All children and vulnerable groups are treated with respect, and their views and wishes are valued by everyone. 

Our volunteers work in an open and transparent way.

That the same standards of care will be applied regardless of ethnic origin, colour, nationality, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

We will act on any information that may suggest a child is at risk of harm.

All coaches, managers and club officials undertake regular training on safeguarding and child welfare and the club undertakes suitable background checks on all volunteers to ensure the safety of children particpating in club activities.

If you have any concerns you can contact the Club, who will refer you on to the Child Welfare Officer.  If a child is at immediate risk you should contact the Police or NSPCC helpline for advice.

Further details of our policies can be found in the club documents area.