Child safeguarding policy

Ukrainian Association of Football raises awareness on child safeguarding and builds capacity to protect minors in football

Over the past six months, the Ukrainian Association of Football (UAF) has participated in the UEFA child safeguarding mentoring programme. This pilot project, which was implemented with the support of the international children’s aid organisation Terre des hommes (Tdh), aims to support UAF in developing and strengthening child safeguarding in football in Ukraine.

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.  

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