"When I first came to England to play I saw coaches having a go at players when they made mistakes and they would literally be talking them through the game. In Portugal the coach would sit on the bench and not say a word. We’d just play. It was a matter of us making mistakes and learning from them by ourselves. You understand the game a lot better that way." Eric Dier, Tottenham Hotspurs and England
Parents', players' and coaches' codes
DUE FOR REVIEW 2023
For players, playing for a team with your mates is great fun. For parents, watching your kids play is quality time. For coaches and managers, working with the kids is really rewarding. But all three come with responsibilities.
Players have to respect each other, the team and their opponents . Parents have to be supportive and set a good example. Coaches and managers have to represent the club and look after our children.
We use the FA Respect Codes as a minimum baseline. Rovers aims higher and aims to implement high standards the club. In practice, not just on paper.
OUR CURRENT CODES ARE UNDER REVIEW. THIS REVIEW IS BEING ACTIVELY LED BY CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.
Debbie Sayers is our Club Welfare Officer. She can be contacted on 07543654971 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Her job is to ensure the club committee, officials and all volunteers are clear about the clubs responsibilities when running activities for children and young people. This involves:
• Ensuring these responsibilities are well understood by others; • Working with the County FA Welfare Officer; • Promoting The FA’s RESPECT Programme and helping to develop best practice processes. • To help club personnel understand what their duty of care towards children and young people actually means and entails on a day-to-day basis.
No concern or worry is too small and Debbie is happy to chat or answer questions at any time.
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.
An essential part of effective safeguarding is to make sure all children's rights are respected at the club.