Safeguarding

If it is an emergency, or you believe you or someone is at immediate risk, please phone 999.

Safeguarding and the safety of our participants is always Cambridge United Foundation’s primary concern.

“We will give equal priority to keeping everyone safe, regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.”

If you wish to report a safeguarding concern, please contact one of our Safegurading Officers – Ed Taylor or Sarah King. It is important you include as much detail as possible.

The below guide will help you to know what you should include in relation to your concern:

Who

Who were all of the people involved in the incident?

What

Provide factual information of what happened. Avoid using assumptions or speculation.

When

What time and date did the incident take place?

Where

Where did the incident take place?

Who are your Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSOs)?

Ed Taylor

Cambridge United Foundation Safeguarding Officer

Email: edt@cambridgeunited.com

Phone: 01223 632 129

Sarah King

Cambridge United Club Safeguarding Officer

Email: safeguarding@cambridgeunited.com

Phone: 07756 286999

Safeguarding Contacts and Information

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Safeguarding Policy Handbook

Code of Conduct Policy

DBS Policy

Safer Recruitment

Antibullying Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

What is considered good and bad safeguarding practice?

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Good Safeguarding Practice

Q

Bad Safeguarding Practice

  • Putting the welfare of children first and act in their best interests.
  • Ensuring the safety of all individuals and groups under their care.
  • Adhering to the Foundation’s code of conduct, whilst consistently demonstrating high standards of behaviour.
  • Physical contact is not intrusive or disturbing, and is provided openly to all young people only when necessary and consent is given.
  • Gaining written parental consent from all parents and guardians for the purposes of: necessary medical treatment, transporting children, and capturing media of children.
  • If supervision is required in changing rooms, it must be coaches and staff, who must work in pairs.
  • Spending excessive amounts of time alone with children, no matter if in rooms, car journeys, or anywhere away from others.
  • Being alone in changing rooms, toilets, or showers with children.
  • Engaging in rough, physical, or sexually provocative contact.
  • Allowing children to use explicit and inappropriate language without challenging them on it.
  • Making any inappropriate, or sexually suggestive comments in front of children, even in fun.
  • Allowing allegations made by a child, go without being acknowledged or acted upon.
  • Engaging with children on social media or any other electronic form of communication outside of business means.
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