Child Wellbeing

  • July 30, 2018

St. Patrick’s Sports Academy is fully committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults in sports. Our members and coaches are expected, in line with SFA/SYFA requirements, to undertake the children wellbeing course to help them recognise, understand and promote children’s rights, raise awareness of safeguarding children’s wellbeing and recognise what needs to be done when a child needs help or support. The course is mandatory at this club in order to give members and coaches the confidence needed to fulfil their role and responsibilities to keep children safe in sports.


St. Patrick’s Sports Academy  will:

  • Promote the health and welfare of players by providing opportunities for them to take part in sport safely
  • Respect and promote the rights, wishes and feeling of players
  • Promote and implement appropriate procedures to safeguard the well-being of players and protect them
  • Recruit, train, support and supervise its members to adopt best practice to safeguard and protect players from abuse and to minimise risk to themselves
  • Require members to adopt and abide by this Player Protection Policy and these procedures
  • Respond to any allegations of misconduct or abuse of players with this Policy and these Procedures as well as implementing, where appropriate, the relevant disciplinary and appeals procedures
  • Review and evaluate this Policy and these Procedures on a regular basis


  • The welfare of players is the primary concern
  • All players whatever their age, culture disability, gender, language, racial origin, socio-economic status, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection
  • It is everyone’s responsibility to report any concerns about abuse
  • All incidents of alleged poor practice, misconduct and abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately
  • All personal data will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018


This Policy and these Procedures will be regularly monitored and reviewed:

  • In accordance with changes in legislation and guidance on the protection of players or any change within St. Patrick’s Sports Academy
  • Following any issues or concerns raised about the protection of players within St. Patrick’s Sports Academy
  • In all other circumstances, at least annually


Updated July 2018, St. Patrick’s Sports Academy

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