Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy
Southend United Football Club acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child & young person who has been entrusted to its care.
A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any club football activity. We acknowledge that every child or young person who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable & safe environment & be protected from poor practice & abuse.
Southend United Football Club recognises that this is the responsibility of every adult involved in our club.
We are committed to working to provide a safe environment for all & we aim to achieve this by subscribing to The English Football League’s ‘Guidance to Member Clubs & to The Football Association’s (FA) Affiliated Safeguarding Children Policy & Procedures & endorse and adopt the Policy statement contained in that document.
The Procedures contained in this Policy apply to all staff & volunteers and are consistent with those of the Southend Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB). *Updated June 2018