“Sport plays a key part in the positive development of physical, emotional, social and personal skills amongst young people. Moreover, sport should be fun, enjoyable and take place in a safe environ. In all sports and physical activities, sports coaches and clubs have an important role to play both in developing young people and their sporting skills, but also in creating a safe environment.”
Steve McQuaid, Coaching Development Officer, The National Coaching Foundation
Child Protection Policy Statement
The Letchworh Eagles Youth Football Club is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children and young people to practice Youth Football.
- The Clubs Child Protection Policy Document – Eagles-Child-Protection-Policy (PDF – 2MB)
- You may also wish to review the Clubs Anti-Bullying Policy – AntiBullying-Policy (PDF)
Other help is available:
Every 25 seconds a child or Young Person calls Childline tel. 0800 1111
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support youChildline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. You can talk to us on the phone, by email or through 1-2-1 counsellor chat. Whatever feels best for you.
• we can help with anything – from abuse and bullying to exam stress and relationships
• calling Childline is free and doesn’t show up on the phone bill
Call Childline on 0800 1111 or go to the childline.org.uk for advice and support.
THE CHILD EXPLOITATION AND ONLINE PROTECTION CENTRE
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) work with safeguarding and child protection partners across the UK and overseas.
It protects children from harm online and offline with a focus on child sexual exploitation and online protection issues.
If you work with children and young people or are a parent and want to know more about keeping children safe online, you can use CEOP’s Thinkuknow education resources.
If you are worried that someone has acted inappropriately towards your child or another child you may know or work with, you can report this. This may include things like sexualised chat, being asked to meet up, or being asked to do something that made the child feel uncomfortable.
Any member of the public – whether a child, parent or professional – can report a concern about child sexual abuse or online exploitation to our CEOP safety centre. All reports are assessed and responded to by CEOP’s specialist Child Protection Advisors. If a police response is necessary, it would be conducted in partnership with your local police force.
Please remember that if a child or young person is in immediate danger then always call 999.