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5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Child Protection An Introduction www.spartansfcyouth.com
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Child Protection
AIMS Have knowledge of the extensions to the definitions  of abuse  and have an understanding of the thresholds  of child ...
Remember most children lead happy, healthy lives free from abuse
“ This was an avoidable child death” Susan O’Brien QC October 2003  -  Caleb Ness “ fault at almost every level in every a...
THE NATIONAL CONTEXT
THE NATIONAL CONTEXT IN SPORT <ul><li>The  CP G uidelines </li></ul><ul><li>The Accord </li></ul><ul><li>The  Standards </...
Accord for the Protection of Children in Scottish Sport <ul><li>A framework for Scottish Governing bodies of sport to sign...
Recommendations <ul><li>Recommended  Minimum  Operating Requirements for Clubs: </li></ul><ul><li>A Child Protection Polic...
<ul><li>A Disciplinary Procedure for managing concerns and allegations of poor practice, misconduct and child abuse and in...
Where do you look for guidance? Your own Club Guidelines on  Child Protection SFA Child Protection Policy and Procedures C...
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Legislation
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart
Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland)  Act 2004 <ul><ul><li>Makes ‘grooming’ an offence </li...
<ul><ul><ul><li>S et up a List of people disqualified from working with children  (DWCL) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><...
Bichard Inquiry 2004 <ul><li>Report of the Inquiry into the deaths of  Holly  Wells and Jessica Chapman </li></ul><ul><li>...
Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 <ul><li>Key Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Greater consistency on decisio...
Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 <ul><li>Key Features (Continued): </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous updatin...
<ul><ul><ul><li>The proposed scheme will be designed to  provide a centralised, integrated and updated  system to prevent ...
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Child Protection - A “Spartans” Perspective
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Child Protection Officer (CPO)
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart STUART J LOCKHART Appointed October 2007
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Main Duties: Ensure Child Protection Policy is sent to & understood by all playe...
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart CLUB Policies & Procedures What else should our Stakeholders be aware of?
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Coaching with Spartans – A Club Perspective?
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Recommended Qualifications: SFA Level 2 Children  or  Youth certification ( to a...
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Skills and Attributes Required: Coaches should have the ability to: Analyse abil...
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Main Duties: Manage the ‘holistic’ (player, social & lifestyle) development of a...
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Communicating with our Stakeholders (Players/Parents/Coaches & Volunteers) Keepi...
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart <ul><li>How do I communicate with you? </li></ul><ul><li>In writing </li></ul><u...
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart <ul><li>In writing </li></ul><ul><li>Induction Pack </li></ul><ul><li>Leaflets, ...
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart <ul><li>On our website </li></ul><ul><li>Sections for players, parents, coaches/...
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart In person
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart <ul><li>Electronic media </li></ul><ul><li>CD/DVD </li></ul><ul><li>Sections for...
5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Questions?
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Spartans Fc (Youth) Cpo Presentation 12 Oct08

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Spartans FC [Youth] CPO Presentation
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Spartans Fc (Youth) Cpo Presentation 12 Oct08

  1. 1. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Child Protection An Introduction www.spartansfcyouth.com
  2. 2. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Child Protection
  3. 3. AIMS Have knowledge of the extensions to the definitions of abuse and have an understanding of the thresholds of child protection Be aware of the risks to young people posed by the Internet new technologies 5 4 Be aware of good practice in coaching and the SFA Code of Conduct Ensure a knowledge of new guidelines, procedures and legislation 2 3 1 Be aware of the National and local context of Child Protection and identify your issues
  4. 4. Remember most children lead happy, healthy lives free from abuse
  5. 5. “ This was an avoidable child death” Susan O’Brien QC October 2003 - Caleb Ness “ fault at almost every level in every agency involved” Why Is This So Important? “ possibility of avoiding her death” Dr Jean Herbison March 2006 –Danielle Reid “ major single agency and multi-agency system failures ”
  6. 6. THE NATIONAL CONTEXT
  7. 7. THE NATIONAL CONTEXT IN SPORT <ul><li>The CP G uidelines </li></ul><ul><li>The Accord </li></ul><ul><li>The Standards </li></ul>2006 Accord for the Protection of Children in Scottish Sport
  8. 8. Accord for the Protection of Children in Scottish Sport <ul><li>A framework for Scottish Governing bodies of sport to sign up to </li></ul><ul><li>After signing up, sports organisations have 12 month period to develop action plan for national sport and support to affiliated clubs/organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Action plans include minimum operating requirements as well as implementing action around People, Policies, Procedures & Practice, Participation and Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Future funding from sportscotland based on organisations and clubs meeting minimum operating requirements </li></ul>
  9. 9. Recommendations <ul><li>Recommended Minimum Operating Requirements for Clubs: </li></ul><ul><li>A Child Protection Policy which reflects national guidelines, adopted by the Management Committee of the club </li></ul><ul><li>A Code of Conduct for working with children and young people </li></ul><ul><li>A procedure for the recruitment and selection of those who work with children and young people, including access to Disclosure Scotland checks </li></ul><ul><li>A procedure for responding to concerns about the welfare or abuse of a child - within or out with sport </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>A Disciplinary Procedure for managing concerns and allegations of poor practice, misconduct and child abuse and includes provision for referrals to the Disqualified from Working with Children List </li></ul><ul><li>A procedure for reviewing the management of concerns about poor practice, misconduct and/ or child abuse. </li></ul><ul><li>A named contact for the co-ordination of child protection within the club (including a role description) who has attended recommended training </li></ul><ul><li>A variety of child protection training offered at appropriate levels for those working or volunteering with children and young people </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where do you look for guidance? Your own Club Guidelines on Child Protection SFA Child Protection Policy and Procedures Creating a Safe Environment in Football for Children and Vulnerable Adults
  12. 12. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Legislation
  13. 13. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart
  14. 14. Protection of Children and Prevention of Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2004 <ul><ul><li>Makes ‘grooming’ an offence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I ntroduces a n Order (Risk of Sexual Harm Order) imposing restrictions on adults who display inappropriate sexual behaviour towards children even if they have not been convicted </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><ul><ul><li>S et up a List of people disqualified from working with children (DWCL) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any individual working with children –paid or unpaid – must be referred to the List when they have harmed a child or put a child at risk of harm AND been dismissed or moved away from contact with children as a result </li></ul></ul></ul>Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003
  16. 16. Bichard Inquiry 2004 <ul><li>Report of the Inquiry into the deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman </li></ul><ul><li>Key Recommendations: </li></ul><ul><li>A new system for registering those who </li></ul><ul><li>work with children </li></ul><ul><li>Clear guidance on recording and sharing </li></ul><ul><li>of information </li></ul><ul><li>National IT intelligence system </li></ul>
  17. 17. Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 <ul><li>Key Features: </li></ul><ul><li>Greater consistency on decision unsuitability through the development of a Central Barring Unit to assess information </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in administration and bureaucracy as information is continuously updated about current status and can be provided without the need for a further enhanced disclosure check whenever someone moves job </li></ul>
  18. 18. Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 <ul><li>Key Features (Continued): </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous updating means that if someone who had a Disclosure Check becomes unsuitable their employer is notified </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled access to barred status for personal employers </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><ul><ul><li>The proposed scheme will be designed to provide a centralised, integrated and updated system to prevent unsuitable people from gaining access to vulnerable groups and to ensure that those who become unsuitable are not able to remain in the workforce </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The implementation date and consultation process has not been completed but will not be enacted before the Summer 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul>The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007
  20. 20. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Child Protection - A “Spartans” Perspective
  21. 21. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Child Protection Officer (CPO)
  22. 22. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart STUART J LOCKHART Appointed October 2007
  23. 23. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Main Duties: Ensure Child Protection Policy is sent to & understood by all players, parents/carers, coaches and volunteers across the Youth Section. Arrange & promote Child Protection based in-service training events as & when required. Responsible for maintenance of Child and Adult Protection Policy, ensuring any updates is communicated to relevant parties. Attend relevant training courses e.g. Sports Coach UK Workshops. Maintain knowledge & understanding of up to date Child Protection legislation; manage own continued professional development. Develop and maintain a knowledge & understanding of National Body Child Protection procedures, rules & regulations. Deal with any complaints, ensuring correct procedure is followed from start to finish. Obtain CRBS Disclosure Scotland lead signatory status for both Club & National Associations(s). Update Youth Section Disclosure register/records as & when updates are required. Produce annual report for Youth Section AGM. Conduct annual review of Child Protection & Disclosure policies & procedures. Attend YSMC meetings, if unable to attend compose & send update report to YSMC.
  24. 24. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart
  25. 25. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart CLUB Policies & Procedures What else should our Stakeholders be aware of?
  26. 26. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart
  27. 27. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Coaching with Spartans – A Club Perspective?
  28. 28. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Recommended Qualifications: SFA Level 2 Children or Youth certification ( to achieve Level 3 within 12 months ). First Aid (Sports) qualification Sports Coach UK Qualification Spartans Disclosure Scotland (enhanced) SYFA or SWFA Disclosure Scotland (enhanced)
  29. 29. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Skills and Attributes Required: Coaches should have the ability to: Analyse ability levels and mange development of individuals + team as a whole. Communicate clearly & effectively. Design sessions which are fun, varied & stimulating. Motivate participants. Plan and organise sessions effectively. Be flexible and adapt sessions at short notice. Evaluate sessions delivered to identify future improvements. Analyse own performance and manage own personal development. Work as part of a team.
  30. 30. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Main Duties: Manage the ‘holistic’ (player, social & lifestyle) development of all players in the squad. Design and deliver each training session around specific aims & themes. e.g. dribbling, 1st touch, passing & possession etc. Work with other Team coaches, helpers & volunteers to ensure that a common understanding of each person’s role exists. e.g. Assistant Coach, Team Secretary. Ensure team’s development is managed in line with Club values & ethos. Provide feedback on performance on a regular basis. Familiarise self with any special needs of any players in the squad e.g. a medical condition. Ensure all kit & equipment is well maintained & stored in the correct place. Ensure Club Code of Conduct is being followed by other Coaches, Players & Parents; deal with any incidents of inappropriate behaviour. Continually manage own CPD by attending SFA coach education courses; sportscoach UK courses; use of club library of resources; attending in-service days at the Academy. Ensure own personal records and those of your team are kept up to date in club database. Develop knowledge of Child Protection Procedures & ensure these are met. Develop knowledge of Health & Safety procedures and ensure these are met. Be aware of and follow the correct procedure for reporting accidents. Ensure well stocked 1st aid kit is available at playing / training venue, and also that a telephone is nearby. As & when required attend Youth Section Coaches communication sessions and meetings. Provide information & news updates for Youth Section website.
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  34. 34. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart
  35. 35. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart
  36. 36. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Communicating with our Stakeholders (Players/Parents/Coaches & Volunteers) Keeping You Informed
  37. 37. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart <ul><li>How do I communicate with you? </li></ul><ul><li>In writing </li></ul><ul><li>On our website </li></ul><ul><li>In person </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic media </li></ul>
  38. 38. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart <ul><li>In writing </li></ul><ul><li>Induction Pack </li></ul><ul><li>Leaflets, z-cards </li></ul><ul><li>Regular updates to Induction Pack </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul>
  39. 39. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart <ul><li>On our website </li></ul><ul><li>Sections for players, parents, coaches/volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>All Policies & Procedures available in downloadable formats </li></ul><ul><li>Regular updates emailed/texted to stakeholders </li></ul>
  40. 40. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart In person
  41. 41. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart <ul><li>Electronic media </li></ul><ul><li>CD/DVD </li></ul><ul><li>Sections for players, parents, coaches/volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>All Policies & Procedures available </li></ul><ul><li>Regular updates emailed/texted to stakeholders </li></ul>
  42. 42. 5 Jun 2009 Prepared by: Stuart J Lockhart Questions?

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