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Club Rules

Here you will find club rules, safeguarding policy, equlity policy and  complaints procedure

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Equlity Policy

Shirley Tornados Football Club is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the club at every level. Football belongs to and should be enjoyed by anybody who wants to participate in it. 

Shirley Tornados Football Club in all of its activities will not disciminateor in anyway, treat anyone less favourably on grounds of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orintation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability. The club will ensure it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and oppurtunities for all members of the communityto take part in and enjoy its activities.

Shirley Tornados Football Club will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual, which for the purposes of this policy and the actions and sanctions applicableis regaurded as discrimination. This includessexual or racially based harrassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether it be physical or verbal. The club will work to ensure that such behaviour is met with appropriate action in whatever context it occurs.

Shirley Tornados Football Club is commited to taking positive action where inequlities exist and to the development of a programme of ongoing training and awareness raising events and activities in order to promote the eradication of discrimination and promote equality in football.

Shirley TornadosFootball Club is commited to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members to abide and adhere to these policies and the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

Shirley Tornados commits itself to the immediate investigation of any claims when brought to its attention, of discrimination on the above grounds and where such is found to be the case, a requirement that the practice stop and sanctions are imposed as appropriate.

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Return to training 



Not to attend the session if anyone in my household has any covid-19 symptoms

Social distnace at least 2 metres from anyone outside of my household

Bring my own drink to training

Wash my hands before and after training

Only attend the session if I feel comfrtable to do so

Try my hardest to listen to my coaches instructions

Not attend the session if I cannot adhere to the above


Not to attend the session of anyone in my household has any Covid-19 symptoms

Select a venue that will have limited people in the area, considering time and size of venue

Ensure everyone keeps to social distancing

Not give anyone a lift out of my household to the session

Arrive to the session before others to ensure spaces are clearly marked out

Ensure cleaning products amd hand sanitisers and easily available to everyone taking part

Clean all items between sessions

Ensure all training groups remain the same and do not mix

Keep everyone updated of any changes

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Complaints Procedure

If any member feels that he or she has suffered discrimination in any way or that the club policies, rules or codes of conduct have been broken, they should follow the procedures below:

1) Notification of the intention to appeal shall be made in writing to the club secretary or another member of the comitee within 7 days of notification of the decisionto be appealed againest.

2) The date of the notification of the decision shall be the date of the written decisions or, if applicable, the date of the written reasons for the decision.

The report should include:

a) Details of what, when and where the occurence took place.

b) Any witness statments and names.

c) Names of any others who have been treated in a similar way.

d) Details of any former complaints made about the incident, date, when and to whom made.

e) A preference for a solution to the incident.

3) The Club's Managment Committee will sit for any hearings that are requested.

4) Appeal proceedings shall be conducted how, when and where the clubs management committee feel appropriate.

5) The clubs managment comittee will give no less then 7 days notice of the date, time and venue of the appeal.

6) the clubs management comittee shall proceed in the absence of any individual, unless it is satisfied tht there are reasonable grounds for the failure of the individual to attend.

7) The clubs managemnt Committee will have the power to:

a) remove from membership any person found to have broken the Clubs  Policies or Codes of Conduct.

b) Suspend from membership.

c) Warn as to future conduct.

8) Decision of the Clubs managment Committee shall be final and there shall be no right of further challenge.

9) Within 7 days after the hearing, written reasons for the decision and copies of minutes from the hearing will be sent to the individual concerned.

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Safegaurding Children Policy

1. Shirley Tornados acknowledges its responsability to safegaurd the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care and is comitted to working to provide a safe environment for all members. A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any club football activity. We subscribe to The Football Associations Safegaurding Children - Policy and Procedures and endorse and adopt the Policy statement contained in that document.

2. The key principles of The FA Safegaurding Children Policy are that:

*The chikds welfare is, and must always be, the paramount consideration.

*All children and young people have the right to be protected from abuse regardless of their age, gender, disability, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.

*All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and will be responded to swiftly and appropriately.

*Working in partnership with other organisations, children and young people and their parents/carers is essential. We 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.

Shirley Tornados recognises that this is the responsability of every adult involved in our club.

3. Shirley Tornados has a role to play in safegaurding 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 that The Football Associations Child Protection Regulation(see the FA handbook) applies to everyone in football whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.

4.We endorse and adopt The FAs Responsible Recruitment guidelines for recruiting volunteers and we will:

*develop a role profile

*Request Identification documents

*As a minimum meet and chat with the applicant and where possible conduct interviews before appointing

*require an FA CRC Unit Enhanced Disclosure where appropriate in line with the FA guidelines.

All our current members who are regularly caring for, supervising, training or being in sole charge of children and young people will be required to complete a CRC Via the FA CRC Unit. If there are any concerns regaurding the appropriatness of an individual who is already involved or who has approached us to become part of our club, guidence will be sort from the FA.

It is noted and accepted that The FA will consider the relevance and significance of the information obtained via The FA CRC Unit CRC Disclosure and that all decisions will be made in the best interest of the children and young people.

This is to prevent direct sexual or physical harm to children and to minimise the risk of grooming within football.

Please note: The policy on CRC Enhanced Disclosures will be subject to change, in light of the Protection of Freedom Act 2012.

Further information will be provided on this via and via the County FA Welfare Officers.

5. FA Charter standard accredited club supports The FA's Whistle Blowing Policy.

Any adult or young person with concerns about a collegue can 'whistle blow' by contacting The FA Safegaurding team on 08449808200 4787.

Our Club encourages everyone to know about this information and utilise it if necessary.

6) Shirley Tornados has appointed a CWO(child welfare officer) in line with The FA's role profile and required completion of the safegaurdingchildren and welfare officer workshops.

The CWO is the first point of contact for all club comittee members regaurding concerns about the welgfare of any child or young person.

The CWO will liase directly with The FA Welfare Officer and will be familiar with the procedures for reffering any concerns. they will also play a proactive role in increasing awareness of respect, poor prasctice and abuse amongest their club members.

7. We acknowledge and endorse the Fa's identification of bullying as a category of abuse. Bullying of any kind is not acceptable in our league. If bullying does occur, all players or parents/carers should be able to tell and know the incident will be dealt with promptly. Incidents need to be reported to the CWO or alternatlively, in cases of serious bullying, we may contact The FA Welfare Officer.

8. Respect codes of conduct for players, parents/carers, spectators, officials and coaches have been implemented by our club. In order to validate these Respect codes of copnduct the club has clear actions it will take regarding repeated or serios misconduct at club level and acknowledge the possiblity of potential sanctions which may be implemented by The FA in more serious circumstances. All registering members will be required to adopt the respect codes.

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