Saints Southwest acknowledges and accepts it has a responsibility for the well-being and safety of all children and young people who are under the Saints Southwest care or using its facilities, (children and young people mean those under 18). It is the duty of all adults working in the Club to safeguard the welfare of children and young people by creating an environment that protects them from harm.
The well-being of children and young people is paramount for all staff and accordingly, they must make themselves aware of the Saints Southwest ‘Safeguarding Children Policy’. Where appropriate, the following guidelines will be supplemented by in-service training and additional guidance.
Saints Southwest work closely with the Local Authority and Football Associations Designated Officers for children and vulnerable adults. Saints Southwest’s Child Welfare Officer liaises with the respective safeguarding teams for advice, guidance and referrals. The Child Welfare Officer will be guided by and adhere to Local Authority and Police protocols.