Safeguarding Policy Statement

The Queen of the South FC is fully committed to promoting, supporting and safeguarding the wellbeing of all children in its care. We recognise the child’s rights to protection as provided in Article 19 of the UNCRC: all forms of physical or mental violence, injury and abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse. ‘Child protection’ means protecting a child from child abuse or neglect, as stated within the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2014. For the purposes of this policy a child is recognised as someone under the age of 18 years. This policy applies to all children regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion, socio-economic status or family circumstance. 

The Queen of the South FC is fully committed to embedding a rights-based approach in Scottish football. We recognise and work within the general principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) for the best interests of the child, non-discrimination, participation as well as survival and development. For the purposes of this policy a child is recognised as someone under the age of 18 years. This policy applies to all children regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion, socio-economic status or family circumstance. 

Queen of the South FC Safeguarding Policies and Procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved with the Club. 

Full details are given below: 

Anti-discrimination Policy 2018-19

Anti-Bullying Policy Statement 2018-19

Anti-Bullying Guidelines 2018-19

Childrens Rights Policy 2019-19

Child Wellbeing and Protection Policy 2018-19

Safeguards - Best Practice

 

The Club have appointed a Safeguarding Manager to oversee these policies and procedures.

Contact email address: [email protected]

Eric Moffat, Safeguarding Manager: 01387 254853