The safety and well being of all children, young people and adults at risk is of paramount importance to Chorley FC. We recognise our duty of care to all vulnerable groups and are committed to ensuring that Chorley FC is a place that enables everyone to participate in an enjoyable safe and inclusive environment.
Through the application of our policies and procedures we aim to provide a safe environment for those engaging with the Club. This equally applies to the safety and security of those working with and responsible for the activities involving children, young people and adults at risk.
We take our responsibilities for safeguarding and duty of care seriously and recognise that:
The Club complies with government legislation relating to safeguarding vulnerable groups and has comprehensive safeguarding procedures which meet the requirements of the:
Download Chorley FC Safeguarding policies and procedures below:
The Respect codes of conduct are in place to ensure that everyone involved within an FA Charter Standard club or league is playing their part to give the players a positive experience.
We have individual Respect codes of conduct for:
Within football we want you to use social networks, the internet, texts and email safely to get the information you need. We have produced the guidance below to keep us all safe and to ensure that we respect each other: Social Media Guidance for U18. Social Media Guidance U18 Policy.
Celebrating Football Through Photographs and Video recommend guidelines. Photograph and Video Guidelines Policy.
Safeguarding Guidance, advice, policy, procedures and regulations to help safeguard everyone involved in football can be found on the FA web-page. Safeguarding Guidance.
If you have a concern of a safeguarding nature please contact the person in charge of the activity who will refer on to Chorley Football Clubs safeguarding officer, or you can contact:
Katherine Norris Club Welfare Officer
If you are concerned about the immediate safety or welfare of a child or adult at risk please contact:
The Police – 101 or 999 in an emergency
NSPCC 0808 800 5000 (24 hour helpline) or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have concerns about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with a child or young person online contact CEOP, (Child Exploitation Online Protection command, National Crime Agency) https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
The internet and social media can provide many positive opportunities for children and young people. Learn more about helping children and young people navigate the world safely by visiting CEOP’s Thinkuknow. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/