Buckhurst Hill FC are proud to support the FAs 'Four steps to safeguarding your child' programme in association with the NSPCC.
As part of The FA’s role in aiming to do everything it can to support a safe and enjoyable framework for football, a new film has been made outlining the four key steps to safeguarding.
The film, featuring Wayne Rooney, Steph Houghton, Jack Rutter and Nathaniel Chalobah, explains how both parents and children can raise concerns they have about adults working in football and centred around how the 8,500 safeguarding officers working across England football take the following four steps:
Checked – to ensure adults are suitable to work with youngsters
Trained – from coaches to referees, all are given suitable safeguarding training
Hear – concerns from both children and adults will be listened to
Report – the importance of raising concerns about a child’s welfare
Following these simple but crucial steps means that there is a framework in place to ensure that, if standards ever fall short with poor practice or unacceptable behaviour, they can be addressed.
Anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, is required to refer it to The FA Safeguarding team. The team is staffed by professionals who are experienced in dealing with these concerns.
Find out more at thefa.com/safeguarding
At Buckhurst Hill FC we take pride in ensuring all childrens welfare is of paramount importance. To find out more about BHFCs Child Welfare policy please click here