| Club Policy’s|
| Child Welfare |
| We are committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children and young people.
We do this by
· Recognising that all children have the right to freedom from abuse.
· Ensuring that all our volunteers and staff are carefully selected and accept responsibility (As much as is reasonably practical) for helping to prevent the abuse of children in their care
· Ensure that all Volunteers are CRB checked and hold a current FAW CRB number
· Responding swiftly and appropriately to all suspicions or allegations of abuse, and providing parents and children with the opportunity to voice any concerns they may have.
· Appointing a Child Protection Officer who will take specific responsibility (As much as is reasonably practical) for child protection and act as a main point of contact for parents, children and outside agencies.
· Ensuring access to confidential information is restricted to the Child Protection Officer or the appropriate external authorities.
· Reviewing the effectiveness of our Child Protection Policy and activities annually.
Our child protection officer is: -
15 Penderyn Way,
| Code of Conduct |
| In line with our club philosophy to comply with The Wrexham And District Youth Football League, a Code Of Conduct has been drawn up for Llay United Youth Football Club, this will ensure that all club members and their families are fully aware of what is expected of them with regards to their standard of behaviour. (The Wrexham And District Youth Football League and the FAW both have their own Code’s of Conduct, which are also binding)
We are proud of our achievements both on and off the playing field and for the recognition of good sportsmanship across all age groups within the club. Please help to ensure this attitude continues by observing the following: -
At all training sessions and representative occasions the club will not accept the following types of behaviour towards anyone (e.g. other children, parents, trainers, managers or persons associated with opponents)
· Foul language or abuse.
· Sexist or racist remarks.
· Abuse of equipment.
The club will encourage: -
· Good sportsmanship at all times.
· Politeness and punctuality.
· The respect of equipment at all times.
· Respect to be shown to all members of Llay United Youth FC and any match officials.
At training sessions all trainers/managers will be: -
Trainers/managers will attempt to pass on their knowledge and passion for football to all members taking part in a constructive and enjoyable manner.
In the event that a participating member is misbehaving or being disruptive to others, the trainer/manager can, at their discretion: -
· Remove the offending participant from the training session and cease to train them.
· Inform the relevant family members and club officials of the incident.
· If necessary the Committee will be informed and appropriate action taken.
In coaching and providing match-playing opportunities, the personal development of each player is of paramount importance. However, the selection of a representative side for an official game is at the discretion of the appointed team trainer/manager.
Any concerns should not be raised during the game. Initially, concerns should be discussed in a consultative manner with the team trainer/manager at an appropriate time. If the matter cannot be resolved during this contact, then concerns are to be put in writing to the committee
| Equal Opportunities|
| Llay United Youth Football Club is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members of whatever level or authority, to abide and adhere to this general principle and the requirements of the Codes of Practice issued by the Equal Opportunities Commission and Commission for Racial Equality.
All members are expected to abide by the requirements for the Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1986 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Specifically discrimination is prohibited by:
1. Treating any individual on grounds of gender, colour, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic of national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability less favourably than others.
2. Expecting an individual solely on the grounds stated above to comply with requirement (s) for any reason whatsoever related to their membership, which is different from the requirements for others.
3. Imposing on individual requirements, which are in effect more onerous on that individual than they are on others. For example, this would include applying a condition, which makes it more difficult for members of a particular race or sex to comply than others not of that race or sex.
· Victimisation of an individual.
· Harassment of an individual, by virtue of discrimination.
4. Any other act of omission of an act, which has as the effect of disadvantaging one member against another, or others, purely on the above grounds. Thus, in all the Club’s recruitment, selection, promotion and training processes, as well as disciplinary matters, it is essential that merit, experience, skills and temperament are considered as objectively as possible.
Llay United Youth Football Club commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice cease forthwith, restitution of damage or loss (if necessary) and to the investigation of any member accused of discrimination.
Any member found guilty of discrimination will be instructed to cease forthwith. Since discrimination in its many forms is against the Football Club’s policy, any members offending will be dealt with under the disciplinary procedure.
The Football Club commits itself to the disabled person whenever possible and will treat such members, in aspects of their recruitment and membership, in exactly the same manner as other members. The difficulties of their disablement permitting, assistance will be given, wherever possible to ensure that disabled members are helped in gaining access. Appropriate training will be made to such who request it.