Child Wellbeing & ProtectionThursday, 29th Jun 2017
These policies and guidelines represent a rights-based approach which focuses on the indisputable rights of each individual and our responsibility to promote, respect and protect these rights. It gives importance to process as well as outcomes and recognises the underlying determinants of children’s needs, presenting issues and general wellbeing.
To ensure we can respond to situations when a child needs help or support, we must firstly understand their rights and the meaning of wellbeing. Secondly, we must recognise a number of risks that exist for children in football and therefore put in place a range of safeguards that minimise these risks. These are managed and promoted by people within particular roles who receive specific training for their level of responsibility.
The Scottish FA have provided clubs with a series of directives together with a timescale for delivering those directives. One of those directives states that each member club must appoint a Club Safeguarding Officer whose responsibilities include ensuring that the Children’s Wellbeing and Protection Policies are implemented and adhered to.
The Club Safeguarding Officer at Dunfermline Athletic FC is club Director, Drew Main.