Watford Youth Sports
Watford Youth Sports

Child Protection

Our Policy

Watford Youth Sports Child Protection Policy

Statement of intent

Every child or young person, defined as any person under the age of 18, who plays or participates in football 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.

The Club recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. It is determined to meet its obligation to ensure that by providing football opportunities for children and young people do so, to the highest possible standard of care.  

The practices and procedures set out in this policy are based on the principles contained within U.K. and International legislation and Government guidance have been designed to complement local Area Child Protection Committee (ACPC) procedures and take the following into consideration.

The Children Act 1989

The Protection of Children Act 1999

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