FA Safeguarding procedures and guidelines booklet is provided by the FA. Rugby Borough FC coaches and volunteers have read these guidelines thoroughly and it may also assist parents/carers to read their contents also.
Rugby Borough FC takes its safeguarding policy very seriously and safety is paramount to us. We continue to re-train and update our coaches, officials and volunteers in every aspect of safeguarding at our award winning 35 acre football facility. We provide a safe, secure and clean environment for children to enjoy and play their football.
For more information about safeguarding children, please visit FA Safeguarding – The 4 Steps
All parents or carers that have concerns, please speak to your child’s coach, assistant coach, team welfare support officer or contact our club welfare officer.
Rugby Borough FC Welfare Officer: Junaid Hussain 07917 034207
Rugby Borough Women and Girls FC Welfare Officer: Kashifa Hussain
Birmingham FA County Welfare and Respect Officer: Simon Crockett 0121 357 4278
‘The FA recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. The FA is, therefore, committed to working to provide a safe environment for all children and young people to participate in the sport to the best of their abilities so long as they choose to do so”.
Rugby Borough FC commitment
‘Rugby Borough FC acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people (defined as any person under the age of 18) involved in our football club which it organises, or which it supervises. We are committed to working to provide them with a safe environment to play in. The club is committed to ensure that every child or young person, who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and should be protected from abuse. This is the responsibility of every adult involved in football. The club aligns itself with the procedures set out by the FA.’
The key principles of Rugby Borough FC and the FA’s Child Protection Policy are that:
1. The child’s welfare is, and must always be the paramount consideration.
2. All children and young people have the right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.
3. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
4. Working in partnership with other organisations, children and young people and their parents/carers is essential.
Rugby Borough FC has a role to play in safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. It is noted and accepted that the Football Association’s Safeguarding Children Regulation applies to all persons involved in football whether in a paid or voluntary capacity. This includes those who are volunteers, match officials, football coaches, club officials or any other adult person involved within the club.
Rugby Borough FC shall ensure that DBS Enhanced Disclosures are completed for all coaches involved in assisting and supervising all children.
Rugby Borough FC and the FA’s anti bullying policy