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Guidance note: Supervision of activities and trips, including overnight stays [UEFA]

Travelling to away games and tournaments should be both safe and fun for children. Parents and carers will often worry when their children are away, but careful planning
and preparation should help to ease those worries and demonstrate that you have considered the various needs of their children and the potential dangers of a trip away.

Template: Medical form [UEFA]

The medical form should be completed before the child leaves for a long trip or overnight event. It should be kept by the accompanying adults in case of an emergency and must be kept confidential.

In some countries, children cannot be given medication by anyone other than a medical professional, in which case this form should not be used to record anything other than contact details and basic information regarding allergies, etc. which can
be passed on to the hospital in case of an emergency.

Template: Behaviour code for children [UEFA]

This sample children’s behaviour code for away trips and other activities is intended to be a guide. Ideally, children should also be consulted about what is acceptable behaviour, as they are more likely to follow the rules if they have taken part in creating them. This code can be adapted to overnight or daytime-only trips.

The template is part of the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations

Template: Code of conduct for parents [UEFA]

Codes of conduct are important as they set out expected behaviours. They are more than a list of what can and cannot be done; they are a shared set of agreed and acceptable behaviours that help to create and maintain a positive, fun and safe environment
for children. 

This sample code of conduct is provided as a suggestion. Clubs and organisations can include other issues that they believe are important given their context.

Template: Code of conduct for adults [UEFA]

Codes of conduct are important as they set out expected behaviours. They are more than a list of what can and cannot be done; they are a shared set of agreed and acceptable behaviours that help to create and maintain a positive, fun and safe environment for children.

This sample code of conduct is provided as a suggestion. You can include other issues that you believe are important given your context.

Guidance note: Safer recruitment [UEFA]

The range and quality of football programmes for children would not exist without the time, skills and commitment of staff and volunteers.

Ensuring that the right people are working for football organisations is a key part of creating an environment where child safeguarding is taken seriously, and children can have fun. Just as we would only recruit a coach with the necessary qualifications, so we should make sure that those working with, and for, the organisation are suitable to work with children.

Guidance note: Role and responsibilities of child safeguarding focal point [UEFA]

The role of the child safeguarding focal point is critical to an environment where children of all ages and abilities can safely participate in football and have fun. However, this does not mean that the focal point has sole responsibility for the safeguarding of children within an organisation. The role of the focal point, as the name suggests, is to provide a point of contact, and to advise, support and assist the organisation in the implementation of the child safeguarding policy and associated procedures, including responding to cases.