Child Welfare at Motherwell Football Club Community Trust
Guidance: Children’s Wellbeing in Scotland
It is important to recognise what we mean by children’s wellbeing. As part of Scotland’s national approach to ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’ (GIRFEC), the wellbeing wheel demonstrates the eight indicators that are believed to be essential for a child’s overall wellbeing.
By having a universal language and understanding for all people that work with children, collectively we can contribute to promoting, supporting and safeguarding a child’s wellbeing whether they are in an educational, health, community or sports setting. It is essential that in sport we understand not only how participation in sport contributes to these wellbeing indicators, but also what we need to do if we are ever worried that something is impacting a child’s wellbeing. As part of the ‘Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014’, the concept of wellbeing and the GIRFEC approach is now enshrined in law.
CHILD PROTECTION & WELLBEING POLICY STATEMENT
This club is fully committed to safeguarding, promoting and supporting the protection and wellbeing of all children in our care. We recognise our responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation. We embrace difference and diversity and respect the rights of all children and young people. Everyone at the club will be made aware of the policies and procedures in place to protect children in our care and to promote their wellbeing.
To keep children safe in our club we will:
If you have any concerns about the wellbeing of a child at our club, please do not hesitate to contact the Club Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer (CWPO): Malcy Taylor on 01698 239926 or email Malcolm.Taylor@motherwellfc.co.uk
If you have an immediate and serious concern about the safety of a child, contact the police and/or your local social work child protection team.
North Lanarkshire Child Protection
Safeguarding in Sport Service
0141 419 1156
0131 446 2300
0845 7 90 90 90
0800 83 85 87
Respect Me (Anti-Bullying)
0800 44 11 11
0800 028 2233
NSPCC 24-Hour Helpline
0808 800 5000
With Scotland (Police & Social Services)