Child safeguarding policy

Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations [Turkish]

The Turkish Football Federation translated the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations. You can download the document here or below. The toolkit was developed by UEFA and Terre des hommes to help UEFA member associations protect and safeguard children from abuse and respond to any concerns. 

The toolkit is built around 5 goals:

Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations [English]

The child safeguarding toolkit for European football was developed by UEFA and Terre des hommes to help UEFA member associations protect and safeguard children from abuse and respond to any concerns. The toolkit recognises that many national associations have already introduced good policies, procedures and training, and builds on extensive consultation with those national associations and experts in the field.

Template: Child safeguarding policy for national associations [UEFA]

This template Child safeguarding policy forms part of the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations, in our efforts to support UEFA member associations in actions to safeguarding children. The policy outlines the guiding principles, minimum requirements and procedures to follow, in order to provide a safe environment for children.

Criminal record check for those working with children [English Football Association]

As part of the FA safeguarding children strategy, The FA requires those working in eligible roles with children and young people to pass a criminal records check. This is in line with legislation and government guidance and is standard practice.  

The FA provides the framework and guidance for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in football and the leagues and clubs then have to implement this to ensure that those who are required to have checks done, do so.  

More on the link below.

Child safeguarding policies and procedures [English Football Association]

A collection of documents that constitute the FA safeguarding policies and procedures, including:

  • Affiliated Football's Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
  • Grassroots Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures
  • Template - Clun Safeguarding Children Policy Procedures
  • The FA Anti-Bullying Policy for Cluns
  • County Witnesses Guide to Personal Hearings
  • Match Officials Guide to Personal Hearings
  • Player and Club Guide to Personal Hearings

 

Recommendations on the protection of young athletes and safeguarding children's rights in sport [European Union]

An expert group (XG) on Good Governance was set up in 2015 to produce recommendations on this key topic. The XG held its first meeting on 16 October 20214 and began its work on the protection of minors deliverable on 23 February 2016, followed by further discussions on 12 May and 14 July.