Welfare and Safeguarding

Respect

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To kick off the 2018/19 youth football season, The Football Association has announced a renewed focus on the Respect campaign as it enters its ten year anniversary.

Originally launched in the 2008/09 season, the campaign’s new mantra of ‘We Only Do Positive’ aims to improve behaviour on touchlines across the country by raising awareness of Respect amongst a new generation of parents, coaches, volunteers and players.

The campaign follows extensive research carried out during the 2017/18 season to understand the effect of negative behaviour at football matches from Under 7s to Under 18s level more clearly, focusing on where Respect interventions would be most effective.

‘We Only Do Positive’ is The FA’s new strategic approach to emphasise the role of parents and coaches whilst highlighting the importance of positive behaviours and environments – both on and off the pitch – for young footballers involved in mini-soccer and youth football.

The FA’s Respect campaign aims to educate parents and coaches on their roles in creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment for players to ensure the campaign is embraced throughout the age groups and result in sustained participation from players and volunteers alike.

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Racism

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The FA and County FA’s are determined to provide an inclusive football experience for anyone who wishes to play, coach, officiate, administer, support or be involved in any role in English football. An experience that is reflective of our diverse communities, safe for all and free from abuse and discrimination.

Instilling confidence in reporting discrimination is a key goal of our collective inclusion and anti-discrimination work across the game.

When discriminatory behaviour takes place, those who witness it – or are the victim of it – need to be able to report it quickly, and to the right people. The reporting process needs to be easy and confidential. Plus, those who make reports must be confident that their concerns or experiences will be heard and, where necessary, dealt with promptly and appropriately.

HOW DO I REPORT?

We recognise that there is under-reporting of incidents of racism and discrimination in the game and we encourage those who feel that they have been discriminated against to report their concerns.

Should you wish to report an incident of discrimination, in the first instance, please contact Nigel Parkinson via email or telephone: child.welfare@dtfc.co.uk

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Safeguarding

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Anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under-18 years of age in football, please refer your concerns to the Child Welfare Officer Nigel Parkinson at Daventry Town FC: child.welfare@dtfc.co.uk

The club will investigate all concerns. Information and investigations are shared with the County FA safeguarding team and where appropriate the larger body of professionals working towards safe environments for children.

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Every effort is made to ensure the links above are active and relevant, if this is not the case please email Nigel Parkinson: child.welfare@dtfc.co.uk