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Young Player Protection Policy Statement

BURNTISLAND SHIPYARD AFC

 

YOUNG PLAYER PROTECTION POLICY STATEMENT

 

Burntisland Shipyard Amateur Football Club is fully committed to promoting, supporting and safeguarding the wellbeing of all young players in its care. We recognise children’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 young player is recognised as someone under the age of 18 years.  This policy applies to all young players regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion, socio-economic status or family circumstance.

Burntisland Shipyard Amateur Football Club will:

  • Respect the rights of young players as paramount.

 

  • Promote the rights and wellbeing of young players by providing opportunities for them to take part in football safely.

 

  • Promote and implement appropriate procedures to safeguard the wellbeing of young players 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 volunteers to adopt and abide by this policy and sign up to the Code of Conduct for Safeguarding Young Player’s Wellbeing.

 

  • Train, support and supervise appropriate members of staff and volunteers to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect young players from abuse and to reduce risks.

 

  • Respond to any allegations of poor practice, misconduct or abuse of young people 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 young people.

 

  • Regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of this policy and these procedures and include young player’s views in this process.

 

Review

This policy and associated procedures will be regularly reviewed and will include young player’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 young players or following any changes within the Scottish FA.

 

  • Following any issue or concern raised about the protection and safeguarding of young players within the [organisation name] and/or the Scottish FA.

 

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

 

 

Burntisland Shipyard AFC August 2017

Concern Recording Form

BURNTISLAND SHIPYARD AFC

 

CONCERN RECORDING FORM

 

This form must be completed as soon as possible after receiving information that causes a concern.  Contact the Young Player Protection Officer on mobile number to report the concern then email the completed form to email address as soon as possible after completion; do not delay by attempting to obtain information to complete all sections.  Please do not keep any electronic, printed or written versions of this form.  It is important to maintain confidentiality to delete or shred as soon as the information has been passed on.

 

Complete Part A where the concern relates to the wellbeing of a young player and/or Part B where the concern relates to the conduct of an adult.  Finally, complete Part C to provide your contact information.

 

PART A – WHERE THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT THE WELLBEING OF A YOUNG PLAYER

 

(SAFE, HEALTHY, ACTIVE, NURTURED, ACHIEVING, RESPECTED, RESPONSIBLE, INCLUDED)

 

  1. Young Player’s Details

 

Name: Date of Birth:

 

Address:

 

Post Code:

Tel No:
Young Player’s Named Person:

 

Named Person Tel No:

 

 

Preferred Language:

 

Is an interpreter required?

YES / NO

Any Additional Needs?

 

 

  1. Details of situation giving rise to Concerns

(including date, time, location, nature of concern, who, what, where, when, why)

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Details of any witnesses/other people involved

(including names, addresses and telephone contacts)

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Details of any injuries

(including all injuries sustained, location of injury and action taken)

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Young Player’s views on situation (if expressed). Where possible, please use the child’s own words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART B – WHERE THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT THE CONDUCT OF AN ADULT

 

  1. Details of adult where there are concerns about their conduct

 

Name:

 

Tel No:
Address:

 

Post Code:

Relationship to Child:

 

  1. Details of concerns

(including date, time, location, nature of concern, who, what, where, when, why, continue on a separate sheet if necessary)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Details of any action taken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Details of agencies contacted

(including date, time, name of person contacted and advice received)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Have the young player’s parents/carers been informed?          YES / NO        (delete as appropriate)

If yes, record details / If no, please state why not

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART C – YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION

 

  1. Details of Person Recording Concerns

 

Name:

 

Tel No:
Address:

 

Post Code:

Position/Role:

 

 

 

Signed:                                                                                               Date:              

 

 

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Code of Conduct For Safeguarding Young Players

BURNTISLAND SHIPYARD AFC

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SAFEGUARDING YOUNG PLAYER’S WELLBEING

 

This Code of Conduct details the standards and practice required by all [organisation name] members of staff and volunteers including verbal and non-verbal actions when leading activities with young players.  For the purposes of Young Player’s Wellbeing and Protection, we include all activities within Burntisland Shipyard Amateur Football Club with young people under the ages of 18 years old.

All concerns about breach of this Code of Conduct will be taken seriously and responded to in line with the [Organisation name] Responding to Concerns about the Conduct of an Adult and/or Disciplinary Procedures.

 

GOOD CONDUCT

 

  • Promote fair play.
  • Treat all young players equally, with respect, dignity, sensitivity and fairness (Article 2, UNCRC).
  • Build balanced relationships based on mutual trust.
  • Put the wellbeing and best interests of each young player first (Article 3, UNCRC).
  • Support young players to understand their rights in football and procedures in place to protect them.
  • Include young players in decisions and activities affecting them wherever possible, respecting and taking seriously the views they contribute (Article 12, UNCRC).
  • Always work in an open environment, wherever possible.
  • Give enthusiastic and constructive feedback rather than negative criticism.
  • Recognise the developmental needs and capacity of young players.
  • Involve parents/carers wherever relevant.

 

 

PRACTICE TO BE AVOIDED

 

In the context of your role within [organisation name], the following practice should be avoided:

  • Having ‘favourites’ – this could lead to resentment and jealousy by others and could be misinterpreted.
  • Spending excessive amounts of time alone with young players away from others.
  • Excessive training and competition, pushing young players against their will and placing undue pressure.
 

UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT

 

In the context of your role within [organisation name], the following practices are unacceptable:

  • Failing to act on, record or acknowledge allegations or concerns raised by a young player.
  • Allowing bullying behaviour in any form between young players to go on unchallenged.
  • Displaying bullying behaviour or making inappropriate comments to a young player causing emotional harm.
  • Engaging in sexually provocative games, including horseplay or touching a young player in a sexually suggestive manner.
  • Making sexually suggestive comments to a young player, even in fun.
  • Forming intimate emotional, physical or sexual relationships with a young player.
  • Establishing inappropriate contact with young players via social media either online or on mobile phones.
  • Reducing a young player to tears as a form of control.
  • Inviting or allowing young players to stay with you at your home.
  • Sharing a room alone with a young player.

 

Sign-up:

I have read and agree to abide by this Code of Conduct.

I have also read and agree to abide by [organisation name]’s Young Player’s Wellbeing and Protection in Scottish Football Policies, Procedures and Safeguards.

 

Name:                                                                                                       

 

Signature:                                                                                                

 

Witnessed by:                                                                                          

 

Witness Signature:                                                                                 

 

Date signed:                                                                                            

 

 

 

Burntisland Shipyard AFC August 2017

 

Anti Bullying Policy Statement

BURNTISLAND SHIPYARD AFC

 

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY STATEMENT

Burntisland Shipyard Amateur Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of all young players in its care. We understand that young people’s wellbeing can be seriously impacted by bullying behaviour.  The Scottish FA therefore recognises the information provided for children by respectme, Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service: ‘Bullying is never acceptable; it doesn’t make a child better or stronger to get through it and it should never be seen as a normal part of growing up.  Bullying is a behaviour that can make a child feel frightened, threatened, left out and hurt.  Something only has to happen once to make a child feel worried or scared to go to school or other places they enjoy going’.

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

Burntisland Shipyard Amateur Football Club will:

  • Respect the rights of young players as paramount.

 

  • Work together to develop positive relationships amongst young people and adults which are mutually respectful, responsible and trusting; and promote their emotional health and wellbeing.

 

  • Seek to prevent, reduce and respond effectively to bullying behaviour, through the implementation of this policy and guidelines.

 

  • Require members of staff and volunteers to adopt and abide by this policy.

 

  • Train, support and supervise appropriate members of staff and volunteers to adopt best practice to prevent, reduce and respond to bullying.

 

  • Address the needs of young players who are bullied as well as those who bully within a framework of respect, responsibility, resolution and support.

 

  • Respond to any concerns raised either in the experiences of young players of poor practice/misconduct or abuse caused by an adult’s bullying behaviour.

 

  • Highlight bullying based on prejudice and perceived differences, to ensure our practices are effective in dealing with these issues.

 

  • Regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of this policy and guidelines and include young player’s views in this process.

 

Review

This Policy and guidelines will be regularly reviewed and will include young player’s participation and feedback on the content and actual experience of implementation as part of the review:

  • In accordance with changes in guidance on anti-bullying or following any changes within the Scottish FA.

 

  • Following any issue or concern raised about bullying within [organisation name] and/or the Scottish FA.

 

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

 

Burntisland Shipyard AFC August 2017

Burntisland Shipyard 1 Lothian Thistle HV 5

Thistle sting Shipyard in second half onslaught.

The Shipyard leading 1-0 at half-time must have raised a few eyebrows around the other East of Scotland League grounds but the fact of the matter was that the Shippy were good value for their lead. When news broke that Coldstream were ahead against Kelty many must have thought they might be in for a sensational day of shocks. Ultimately that was not to be the case as the more fancied sides came from behind to win. Continue Reading

Tynecastle 7 Burntisland Shipyard 0

Tynecastle prove too strong for young Shippy team.

The Shipyard fielded a young and inexperienced side as interim manager Raymond Drury took the team to Edinburgh to face Tynecastle at Saughton Enclosure on Wednesday night. Several of the under 20 squad were involved after a spate of late call offs decimated the squad. Despite the heavy 7-0 defeat the players gave their all in a back to the wall performance and luck was against them with ball breaking kindly for the Tynecastle players to score on more than one occasion. Continue Reading

Burntisland Shipyard 0 Colville Park 7

No cup run for Shippy after heavy defeat.

Once again it was defensive frailties the contributed to the Shipyard crashing out of the William Hill Scottish Cup at the first hurdle as Colville Park romped to an easy 7-0 victory. Colville thoroughly deserved their victory but the margin could have been a whole lot less had it not been for the generosity of the Shippy defending. The Shipyard squad was still missing Stevie Wilson which was a big blow as the central defender remains on the sidelines as he recovers from ankle ligament damage. Continue Reading

Burntisland Shipyard 2 Heriot Watt University 1

Resurgent Shippy stun students.

What a difference a few days can make! The Shippy progressed out of the group stages of the League Cup to earn an away tie against the winners of Group B after their 2-1 victory over Heriot Watt University at Recreation Park on Saturday. It would be wrong to ignore Wednesday night’s humiliating defeat at the hands of Lothian Thistle HV because it was totally unacceptable but as the squad today proved they have the ability, fight and desire to compete with the teams in this League. Those attributes were sadly lacking on Wednesday evening but Credit where it is due, the players rolled up their sleeves, dug in and got their due rewards. Those standards and levels of commitment have to be achieved every week if the Club is to move forward in the coming weeks and months. To progress into the next round given the depleted squad at Tweedmouth and the still under-strength group available for the visit of Heriot Watt is testament to what can be done if everyone sticks together and pulls in the same direction. Furthermore, the team qualified from the group despite being the lowest seeds and having only one home match. Continue Reading