Safeguarding/Education/Newsletters

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WELCOME TO HAFC YOUTH ACADEMY

It is mandatory for all engaged with our Club to read our current  HAFC Child Protection Policy  and Education Welfare Plan. In addition,please read our  Safeguarding Policy Statement shown below which provides a summary of our commitment to protecting the welfare of all. 

Hamilton Academical FC acknowledges it’s responsibility to safeguard the welfare of those who engage with the Club, especially children and vulnerable adults. We are committed to protecting children and vulnerable adults from all forms of harm and actively promote the creation of a positive, safe and supportive environment.

These policies will be reviewed on a regular basis, or in the event of changes in legislation or government guidance, or as a result of any other significant change or event.

Hamilton Academical has appointed a dedicated Safeguarding Manager to oversee these policies and procedures.

Our annual HAFC Youth Academy News Letter should be used as a reference throughout the season where you can find information on the following:

  • Coaching and Training
  • Sports Medicine and Science
  • Fundraising
  • 1st Team Games
  • Parents & Players Meetings
  • Sponsorship 
  • Pitch Rules & Regulations
  • Club Academy Scotland Regulations 16-17
  • Development Re-imbursments
  • Community Trust Red Bus

Safeguarding Policy Statement:                                                                    

We recognise that:

  • the welfare of the child (up to the age of 18 years) is paramount
  • all children, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity, have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse
  • working in partnership with children and their families is essential in promoting and embedding this policy

The purpose of the Club’s Safeguarding Policy and procedures is to:

  • promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults;
  • provide staff and volunteers with appropriate training to recognise, identify and respond to safeguarding concerns relating to children and vulnerable adults;
  • ensure that appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents or concerns and that support is provided to those who raise or disclose the concern and it is dealt with confidentially;
  • prevent the employment or engagement of unsuitable individuals by adopting rigorous recruitment and vetting procedures.

These policies will be reviewed on a regular basis, or in the event of changes in legislation or government guidance, or as a result of any other significant change or event.

Hamilton Academical has appointed a dedicated Safeguarding Manager to oversee these policies and procedures.

Hamilton Academical Football Club is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care. It recognises the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation.

Staff and volunteers will work together to embrace difference and diversity and respect the rights of children and young people.

This document outlines Hamilton Academical FC’s commitment to protecting children.

  These guidelines are based on the following principles:

  • The welfare of children is the primary concern.
  • All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, socio-economic status, religious belief and/or sexual identity have the right to protection from all forms of harm and abuse.
  • Child protection is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Children have the right to express views on all matters, which affect them, should they wish to do so.
  • Hamilton Academical FC shall work in partnership with parents to promote the welfare, health and development of children.