The introduction of this Child Protection Policy is a clear signal by the UNITED SOCCER EXPERIENCE(USE) is determined to ensure all necessary steps are taken to protect from harm, those children and young people who participate in coaching sessions/games at all levels with USE. This document falls clearly into line with the USE regulations on Child Protection and is used by the UNITED SOCCER EXPERIENCE Coaching company as part of its staff training programme.
The UNITED SOCCER EXPERIENCE (USE) Child Protection and Practices Handbook places a clear responsibility on coaching organisations to ensure that they safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.
The purpose of this written policy is to inform all coaches and other staff about these responsibilities and to enable everyone to have a clear understanding of how they are to be carried out.
The Organisation acknowledges that our staff are particularly well placed to notice outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour or failure to develop. We recognise the important role we have in early recognition of the signs and symptoms of abuse or neglect and appropriate referral procedures.
* Mr John Cooper is The Organisations designated person responsible for child protection matters.
The Child Protection Officer has completed and attended all the new PVG update Training in 2017.
* The Organisation has adopted clear and sound policies on confidentiality and will maintain all written evidence about child protection issues in a secure place. It will provide accurate information to the USE. and Social Services, where appropriate, normally through the designated person.
* The Organisation will provide training and annual refresher sessions for staff - through the 'Train the Trainer' medium - to ensure that their skills and expertise are up to date.
The SYFA have an Online Protection Training Course in conjunction with NSPCC which will be launched at the end of March 2017
All USE Staff/Coaches are Protecting Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007,Checked before appointment.
The PVG scheme went live on 28th Feburary 2011: it will repeal the Protection of Children (Scotland) act 2003, other than sections13 and 16 and in part repeal/amend the police act 1997 part 5.
Our guidelines are produced in accordance with legislation and national guidance, including:
1/ The Children(Scotland ) Act 1995
2/ The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
3/ the Human Rights Act 1998
4/ Vunerable Children & young People Guidance 2003
5/ The Sexual offences Act 2003
6/ Protecting Children & Young People: Children's Charter & framework for standards 2004.
FCA is registered with Volunteer Development Scotland (Center for Excellence) CRBS.
Child Protection Contact details for Fife:-
Out of Hours: 08451 55 00 99
Police: 08456 00 57 02
Family Protection Unit: 01383 31 29 10
DATA PROTECTION ACT 1998
We are committed to upholding the eight Data Protection Principles of good information handling practice. Broadly they state that personal data shall:
· Be obtained and processed fairly and lawfully.
· Be processed only for limited purposes which are described in the register entry.
· Be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose for which they are held.
· Be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
· Be held no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which they are held.
· Be processed in accordance with the data subjects' rights.
· Be surrounded by proper security.
· Not be transferred to countries outside the EEA without adequate protection.
If you would like more information regarding the Data Protection Act 1998, please visit the Data Protection web site - http://www.dataprotection.gov.uk/
To Request more information contact Club Protection Officers:-
John Cooper, Child Protection Officer USE.
[email protected] / 07787830516