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SAFEGUARDING & EQUALITY

Equality Statement

Statement From The Board
Crystal Palace Football Club is committed to identify, confront and eliminate discrimination, whether by reason of race, colour, nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, age, ethnic and national origin, pregnancy or maternity, disability or gender reassignment.

Crystal Palace Football Club intends to ensure that everyone who wishes to engage with the club, whether as match-days fans, staff, players, board members, participants in foundation programmes and any other person engaged with the clubs activities, has a real and equal opportunity to do so.

Crystal Palace Football Club is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to ensure that all employment decisions are taken without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria, and that staff feel valued and are able to achieve their full potential.

Aims of this policy:
Crystal Palace Football Club endorses the principle of equality and will strive to ensure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the club whether as players, matchday fans, staff, board members, participants in foundation programmes and other people engaged with the club’s activities (for example, suppliers, corporate partners):

  • Has a genuine and equal opportunity to participate to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, without regard to their age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation; and
  • Can be assured of an environment in which their rights, dignity and individual worth are respected, and in particular that they are able to enjoy their engagement at the club without the threat of intimidation, victimisation, harassment, bullying and abuse.

View the club's Equality Statement 

Children Safeguarding Policy

Statement from the Board
The safety and welfare of Children under the care of the club is paramount. All participants and visitors to club activities have a right to feel safe and be safe. All members of staff have a duty to keep children safe and help protect them from abuse or harm.

All Children that engage with the club, regardless of age, culture, social background, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to feel safe and protected from abuse, exploitation and poor practice.

All suspicions, reports and/or allegations of abuse will be taken seriously & investigated thoroughly which may involve the appropriate local authority teams where necessary.

Crystal Palace Football Club acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities, government guidance, recognised best practice and complies with Premier league and football league rules.

The club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment.

The club commits to employing a trained Club-wide Safeguarding Manager and designated safeguarding officers who implement, maintain and monitor best practice across the club.

This safeguarding policy, is applicable to the season 2016/17 and will be monitored and reviewed a minimum of once a year, or whenever there is a change in legislation, organisational change or following any learning outcomes or serious case reviews from safeguarding incidents, concerns or allegations. Any review and change in policy will be conducted in consultation with the Local safeguarding children board.

Aims of this policy:

  • To safeguard all Children and young people who interact with the Club.
  • To demonstrate best practice in the area of safeguarding Children.
  • To increase awareness and understanding of safeguarding issues club wide.
  • To provide guidance for parents and other interested parties to understand reporting procedures.
  • To encourage a partnership between the club and parents/carers of children associated with the club.
  • To ensure that coaches, parents and other adults who come in contact with children and young people understand their safeguarding responsibilities and provide good role models of behaviour.
  • To promote high ethical standards throughout the Club

View our Children Safeguarding Policy

 

Adults At Risk Safeguarding Policy

Statement from the Board
The safety and welfare of adults at risk under the care of the club is paramount. All participants and visitors to club activities have a right to feel safe and be safe. All members of staff have a duty to keep children safe and help protect them from abuse or harm.

All adults at risk that engage with the club, regardless of age, culture, social background, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to feel safe and protected from abuse, exploitation and poor practice, and have their welfare promoted.

All suspicions, reports and/or allegations of abuse will be taken seriously & investigated thoroughly which may involve the appropriate local authority teams where necessary.

Crystal Palace Football Club acknowledges its duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults at risk, and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory requirements and responsibilities, government guidance, recognised best practice and complies with Premier league and football league rules.

The club expects all staff, players, volunteers, contractors and guests to share this commitment.

The club commits to employing a trained Club-wide Safeguarding Manager and designated safeguarding officers who implement, maintain and monitor best practice across the club.

This safeguarding policy, is applicable to the season 2016/17 and will be monitored and reviewed a minimum of once a year, or whenever there is a change in legislation, organisational change or following any learning outcomes or serious case reviews from safeguarding incidents, concerns or allegations. Any review and change in policy will be conducted in consultation with the Local safeguarding adults board.

Aims of this policy:

  • To safeguard all adults at risk who interact with the Club.
  • To demonstrate best practice in the area of safeguarding adults at risk.
  • To provide protection for adults at risk who receive services from Crystal Palace Football Club.
  • To provide staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect an adult at risk may be experiencing, or be at risk of harm.
  • To ensure that coaches, parents and other adults who come in contact with children and young people understand their safeguarding responsibilities and provide good role models of behaviour.
  • To promote high ethical standards throughout the Club

View our Adults At Risk Safeguarding Policy