Bedlington Terriers Juniors FC acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to our care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members. A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any Club football activity.
We subscribe to The Football Association’s Safeguarding Children - Policy and Procedures and endorse and adopt the Policy Statement contained in that document.
The key principles of The FA 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/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.
CHILD PROTECTION OFFICER
If you have any concerns about any child's welfare at the club then please contact our CWO, Allison Healy on:
If you are unable to contact her then please speak to our Assistant CWO, Dave Johnson on: