Huddersfield Town Association Football Club (this incorporates the Academy and the Huddersfield Town Foundation, charity number 1146501 and will be referred to throughout as the “Club”) endorses and promotes Affiliated Football’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures and endorses and adopts the principles of the Policy statement contained in that document alongside any additional guidance provided by the PL.
The Club believes that the general well-being and welfare of all children, young persons and adults at risk who are involved with the Club in any way, is of paramount importance. Therefore, the Club will provide a safe setting for any child or young person under the age of 18 or adult at risk. It encourages best practice in safeguarding children and adults at risk matters in a spirit of partnership and openness with all children, adults at risk, their families, and local agencies.
The Club will promote good outcomes in terms of health, development and educational achievement alongside football and sporting excellence. It will encourage everyone working for the Club to recognise the significance of ethnic and cultural diversity.
Safeguarding is the responsibility of everyone who has contact with children, young people and vulnerable groups, we are dedicated to providing a positive environment, enjoyable experiences and to protect from harm. The Club safeguarding policy provides details of different types of abuse, guidance on identifying issues and procedures and support for use by staff and volunteers.
Mandatory legislation and best practice underpins the activities which are available at the Club and this policy will help to ensure that responses to activities and issues are consistent considering local authority guidance, law and individual needs across our community.
The safeguarding and adults at risk policies will be evaluated and reviewed annually and will be subject to Board approval to ensure they remain in line with statutory guidance and relevant to the work of the organisation. All other policies and procedures are reviewed regularly to ensure they are in line with current guidance and good practice.
INACTION IS NOT AN OPTION – Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility