Affiliated to London Football Association
Equal Opportunities Policy
Child Protection Policy
Beckenham Place Park Rovers is responsible for setting standards
and values to apply throughout the club at every level. Football
belongs to and should be enjoyed by everyone, equally. Our
commitment is to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by
reason of sex, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic
origin, colour, religion or disability.
Equality of opportunity at Beckenham Place Park Rovers means that
in all our activities we will not discriminate or in any way treat
anyone less favourably, on grounds of sex, sexual orientation,
race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or disability.
The advertisement for volunteers.
The selection of candidates for volunteers.
External coaching and education activities and awards.
Football development activities.
Selection for teams.
Appointments to honorary positions.
Beckenham Place Park Rovers will not tolerate sexual or racially
based harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether
physical or verbal and will work to ensure that such behaviour is
met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.
Beckenham Place Park Rovers is committed to the development of the
programme of ongoing training and awareness raising events and
activities in order to promote the eradication of discrimination
within its own organisation and in the wider context,
within football as a whole.
Equal Opportunities Policy
Beckenham Place Park Rovers is committed to a policy of equal
treatment of all members and requires all members of whatever
level or authority, to abide and adhere to this general principle
and the requirements of the Codes of Practice issued by the Equal
Opportunities Commission and Commission for Racial Equality.
All members are expected to abide by the requirements of the Race
Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1986 and Disability
Discrimination Act 1995. Specifically discrimination is prohibited
any individual on grounds of gender, colour, marital status, race,
nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual
orientated or disability less favourably than others.
Expecting an individual solely on the grounds stated above to
comply with requirement(s) for any reason whatsoever related to
their membership, which are different to the requirements for
Imposing on an individual, requirements which are in effect more
onerous on that individual than they are on others. For example
this would include applying a condition (which is not warranted by
the requirements of the position) which makes it more difficult
for members of a particular race or sex to comply than others not
of that race or sex.
Victimisation of an individual.
Harassment of an individual (which for the purposes of this policy
and the actions and sanction applicable thereto is regarded as
Any other act or omission of an act, which has as its effect the
disadvantaging of a member against another, or others, purely on
the above grounds. Thus, in
all the Club’s recruitment, selection, promotion and training
processes, as well as disciplinary matters etc. – in other words
all instances where those in control of members are required to
make judgements between them – it is essential that merit,
experience, skills and temperament are considered as objectively
Beckenham Place Park Rovers commits itself to the immediate
investigation of any claims of discrimination on the above grounds
and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the
practice cease forthwith, restitution of damage or loss (if
necessary) and to the investigation of any member accused of
Any member found guilty of discrimination will be instructed to
desist forthwith. Since discrimination in its many forms is
against the Football Club’s policy, any members offending will be
dealt with under the disciplinary procedure.
Beckenham Place Park Rovers commits itself to the disabled person
whenever possible and will treat such members, in aspects of their
recruitment and membership, in exactly the same manner as other
members, the difficulties of their disablement permitting
assistance will be given, wherever possible to ensure that
disabled members are helped in gaining access. Appropriate
training will be made to such members who request it.
Child Protection Policy
Beckenham Place Park Rovers Football Club acknowledges its
responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young
person who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to
working to provide a safe environment for all members.
or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any club
football activity. We subscribe to The Football Association’s
child protection and best practice policy and procedures and
endorse and adopt the policy statement contained in that document.
The key principles of The FA child protection policy are that:
child’s welfare is, and must always be, the paramount
children and young people have a right to be protected from abuse
regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language,
religious beliefs or sexual orientation
suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and
responded to swiftly and appropriately
in partnership with other organisations, children and young people
and their parents or carers is essential.
acknowledge that every child or young person who plays or
participates in football should be able to take part in an
enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from poor
practice and abuse.
Beckenham Place Park Rovers
Club recognises that this is the responsibility of every
adult involved in our club.
Club has a role to play in safeguarding the welfare of all
children and young people by protecting them from physical, sexual
or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. It is noted and
accepted thatThe Football Association’s child protection
regulation (see The FA Handbook) applies to everyone in football
whether in a paid or voluntary capacity. This includes those who
are a volunteer, match official, helper on club tours, football
coach, club official or medical staff.
We endorse and adopt The FA’s child protection and best practice
guidelines for recruiting volunteers and will:
a role profile
a minimum meet and chat with the applicant(s)
and where possible conduct interviews before appointing
and follow up with two references before appointing
an FA CRB Unit Enhanced Disclosure where appropriate in line with
current Beckenham Place Park Rovers Football Club members
with direct access to children and young people will be required
to complete a CRB Enhanced Disclosure via The FA CRB Unit. If
there are concerns regarding the appropriateness of an individual
who is already involved or who has approached us to become part of
Beckenham Place Park Rovers Football Club guidance will be
sought from The Football Association. It is noted and
accepted that The FA will consider the relevance and significance
of the information obtained via The FA CRB Unit Enhanced CRB
Disclosure and all decisions will be made in the best interests of
children and young people. It is accepted that The FA aims to
prevent people with a history of relevant and significant
offending from having contact with children or young people
and the opportunity to influence policies or practice with
children or young people. This is to prevent direct sexual or
physical harm to children and to minimize the risk of ‘grooming’
Beckenham Place Park Rovers
Football Club supports The FA’s whistle blowing policy. Any adult
or young person with concerns about a colleague can ‘whistle blow’
by contacting The FA child protection manager on 0207 745 4771, by
writing to The FA case manager at The Football Association, 25
Soho Square, London W1D 4FA or by going direct to the police,
social services or the NSPCC. Beckenham Place Park Rovers
Football Club encourages everyone to know about it and
utilise it if necessary.
Beckenham Place Park Rovers Football Club has appointed a
Club Welfare Officer (CWO) in line with The FA’s role profile and
required completion of the child protection and best practice
workshop. The post holder will be involved with designated
person’s training provided by The FA. The CWO is the first point
of contact for all club members and parents or guardians regarding
concerns for the welfare of any child or young person. They will
liaise directly with the CFA CPO and will be familiar with the
procedures for referring any concerns. They will also play a
proactive role in increasing an awareness of poor practice and
abuse amongst club members.
We acknowledge and endorse The FA’s identification of bullying as
a category of abuse. Bullying of any kind is not acceptable at our
club. If bullying does occur, all players, parents or guardians
should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with
promptly. Incidents need to be reported to the CWO, a member of
the committee or, in cases of serious bullying contact the CFA CPO.
Codes of conduct for players, parents or spectators, officials and
coaches have been implemented by Beckeham Place Park Rovers
to validate these codes of conduct the club has clear sanctions to
deal with any misconduct at club level and acknowledges the
possibility of potential sanctions which may be implemented by
leagues or the CFA in more serious circumstances. All prospective
members will be informed of these codes.
Further advice on child protection matters can be obtained from:
County Football Association’s Child Protection Officer, whose
details can be found in the County Handbook
Football Association/NSPCC Child Protection 24-Hour Helpline 0808
800 5000, and web address www.TheFA.com/Goal
child protection team 0207 745 4649 that The FA will consider the
relevance and significance of the information obtained via The FA
CRB Unit Enhanced CRB Disclosure and that all decisions will be
made in the best interests of children and young people.