Swinton FC Safeguarding

Here at Swinton Football club we are passionate about Safeguarding and we constantly strive to create a safe and secure environment for everyone.

We aim to ensure that everyone who visits Swinton FC, which includes players, Coach’s, family members, visitors and officials are treated fairly and with RESPECT and that Swinton Football Club is equally accessible to them all.

The Safeguarding team is responsible for supporting and ensuring that the English FA’s standards and values are applied throughout the club at every level.  Football belongs to all and should be enjoyed by everyone, equally.  Swinton FC is committed to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability and will promote and encourage equal opportunities.

We will ensure that we treat people fairly and with respect and that Swinton FC will support the development of access and opportunities with junior and youth football to enable everyone to take part in, and enjoy, our activities.

Swinton FC will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual.

This includes sexual or racially based harassment or other discriminatory behavior, whether physical or verbal.
In conjunction with Manchester County FA and the Salford &District Football League we will work to ensure that such behavior is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.

In partnership with Manchester County FA and the S&DFL Swinton Football Club commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice stop and sanctions be imposed, as appropriate.

The Swinton FC Superhero Day

In May 2016 The Safeguarding team decided to run a Safeguarding Superhero Competition where we invited young players to design a poster with a Superhero protecting children and they also gave their Superhero a name.

We held a fun day with lots of activities and invited players and their families to attend in Superhero fancy dress and prizes for the three most creative posters were presented by Manchester FA who judged the competition on the day.

On the day we also raised money With Manchester FA for the Key103 Cash For kids appeal.

This competition really helped to create awareness about Safeguarding with the children and families who came along on the day.

It turned out that all three winners attended St Peters school in Swinton so Manchester FA visited the school and presented certificates and prizes to the winners.

You can see a couple of photos here.
 
If 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 should refer their concern to The Swinton FC Safeguarding Team.

The Swinton FC Safeguarding Team

Lenny Roach – Senior Safeguarding Officer
Chris Lee – Child welfare Officer
Ken Pollard – Child Welfare Officer

View contact details of all Club Officials here.

We want you to feel confident in football and to know that your child will have fun and be safe.

To read a more detailed guide to The FA’s Safeguarding processes, click here http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding/introduction-to-safeguarding-children#aLFqTkVwHOW2O2eW.99

Let's make football safe, not sorry