Child Safety

Footytotz™ acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child who has been entrusted to its care and is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all members. A child or young person is anyone under the age of eighteen, engaged in any sporting 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.

Footytotz™ supports the safeguarding rights of every child, set by the UN convention and children’s act 2004. For example:
 The right to be as healthy as possible 
The right to grow up in a happy and loving atmosphere
 The right to grow and develop to the best of their ability,
the right to live in a safe environment
. All these topics are supported throughout the two year programme

. All Footytotz™ programme leaders have completed and cleared full enhanced DBS disclosures.

Further advice on child protection can be obtained from :The Football Association/NSPCC. Child protection 24 hour helpline 0808 800 5000

Supporting the EYFS
EYFS is a central part of the 10 year child care strategy and childcare act 2006. It is central to improving outcomes and reducing inequalities. The EYFS is mandatory for all schools and early year’s providers in OFSTED registered settings and any organisation which embraces these guidelines will be highly thought of.
 The aim of the EYFS is to provide the best possible start in life & support children to fulfil their potential.
Although Footytotz™ is not obliged by law to provide care in line with the EYFS, it supports and promotes children’s development within these guidelines, making it appealing to parents, child care providers, local authorities and community health services.