Child Welfare and Child Safety takes priority at This Middlesbrough Junior Football Club
Child welfare and safety at Nunthorpe Athletic JFC is taken very seriously. Based in the Nunthorpe / Marton area of Middlesbrough, this junior football club club seeks and strives to make its venue and organisation the safest possible environment for the children to attend, develop and play their junior football. As a consequence and to ensure that a childs welfare is the priority, Nunthorpe Athletic adopts the directives and recommendations from the FA Charter Standard accreditation.
Nunthorpe Athletic JFC having initially attained the FA Charter Standard Award which demands a high level of child welfare awareness and safety bettered this in November 2011 by becomming only the 11th Club within the North Riding FA County to achieve the Charter Standard Community Club Accreditation.
The Middlesbrough club ensures that all of its managers and coaches have an enhanced CRB check peformed on them within weeks of their introduction and commitment to coach. This will identify whether there is anything about that persons history that would make them unsuitable. This is followed by the manager attending and completing a Level 1 Coaching Course with the FA at a venue within the Middlesbrough area which incorporates a child welfare awareness modules and an emergency first aid qualification. These are periodically refreshed and renewed.
As part of our child welfare policy we have appointed Ross Watson as our local Child Welfare Officer. Ross, like all members of the club is a volunteer and has attenened and been assessed on relevant child welfare proceedures and acts as the link between the club, other Middlesbrough junior football teams and the FA on child welfare matters and best practice. Ross also deals directly with members of the club should the need arise regarding child welfare and safety issues. Fortunately his intervention or assistance is rarely needed but he is available around the ground on Sundays and by telephone should you need to raise any issues with him or seek his advice.
Nunthorpe Athletic JFC produced a detailed and thorough club code of conduct that all members have to acknowledge and accept. The codes of conduct are essentially a detailed requirement setting the standards expected of anyone involved with the club. This ranges from the committee members, managers, parents, supporters and players. By ensuring standards of behaviour are high we can eliminate and prevent potential for any junior football player feeling vulnerable or victimised whilst in our care. Please make sure you ask for a copy if one hasnt been provided to you or take 5 minutes to read and sign the one on display in the cafe at the Middlesbrough ground.
We also adopt a very low tolerance to poor conduct and will follow the procedures outlined in the codes of conduct should anyones behaviour not meet the standards required. Action taken against those found responsible for inappropriate behaviour can range from being warned to being asked to leave the club.
Respect is a high profile initiative of the FA. We whole heartedly adopt this policy within our club and encourage all our managers, players, parents and supporters to adopt a respectful approach to all our match officials, players and visiting supporters.
Nunthorpe Athletic JFC is fortunate to have its own Paramedic, Graham Hunter who regular provides First Aid training to our managers as well as offering guidance surrounding injuries and medical matters. Although not a requirement of the accredditation, Graham has proved a invaluable asset to the club for which we are grateful.
Nunthorpe Athletic Juniors are a football club open to everyone in the Middlesbrough and surrounding areas. We welcome all to who want to become involved with us but insist that high standards of behaviour and respect are maintained at all times. Should you have any questions relating to safe guarding of your children involved in junior football or wish to raise any concerns no matter how small they may be, please speak to Ross Watson or any member of the committe, Colin Mohan - Chairman or Sean Allen - Treasurer who will gladly answer your questions. Simply call 0845 050 9278and you will reach a member of our team.
We offer equal opportunities to all children no matter what their age, colour or race.