STFC Policy Statement …

SAFEGUARDING / CHILD WELFARE … 

Have you seen, heard about, or been the victim of poor practice or abuse while involved with football, concerning children under the age of 18 or vulnerable adults? 

From The FA’s website:

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 [ https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk ].

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 [ https://www.ceop.police.uk/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.

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