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Safeguarding Policy

Child Protection Policy Statement

Every child or young person, defined as any person under the age of 18, who plays or participates in football and sport should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse. This is the responsibility of every adult involved in football and sport.

The Rotherham United Youth Department has a moral and legal responsibility to ensure duty of care in safeguarding all children involved in its activities from possible harm. The welfare of children and young people accessing our provisions is paramount.

All children have a right to protection regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.

The Rotherham United Youth Department will ensure the safety and protection of all children involved in their activities through adherence to the Child Protection guidelines. 

Policy Aims

The aim of the Rotherham United Child Protection Policy is to promote good practice by:

Establishing and maintaining an environment where children and young people feel happy, safe and secure.

Providing children and young people with appropriate safety and protection whilst in our care

Allow all staff/volunteers to make informed and confident responses to specific child protection issues. 

All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.