Notts County 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 aged 18 or below engaged in any club football activity. We subscribe to the EFL’s Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures and endorse and adopt the Policy Statement contained in that document. The Club is also aware of its responsibilities as a ‘sports club’ to adhere to the regulations laid out in the HM Government guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.
Notts County Football Club’s Safeguarding Policy:
The key principles of the EFL’s Safeguarding Children Policy are that:
• The child’s welfare is, and must always be, the paramount consideration
• All children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation
• All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
• Working in partnership with other organisations, children and young people and their parents or carers is essential
We acknowledge 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 be protected from poor practice and abuse.
Notts County Football Club recognises that this is the responsibility of every adult involved in our club.
Notts County Football Club 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 EFL’s Safeguarding Children Regulation applies to everyone in football whether in a paid or voluntary capacity. This includes those who are volunteers, match officials, helpers on club tours, football coaches, club officials or medical staff.
The Club’s safeguarding staff are:
Designated Safeguarding Officer – Elaine Bond – 07900 740560
Designated Safeguarding Lead – Beverley Markland – 07900 740552
Match Day Safeguarding Officer – Kirsty Pringle – contactable via any steward