Child Protection Policy Statement

IDAP Football Academy (IFA) is committed to creating and preserving the safest possible environment for children to play football and acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person under the age of 18 who has been entrusted to its care.

It is the duty of all Management at IFA, including Coaches and any other individuals directly or indirectly involved with training a child and young person to be aware of, and help prevent the abuse which children can suffer, neglect, physical, sexual and emotional.

IDAP Football Academy (IFA) accepts children’s welfare is paramount and all children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender or religious belief, have the right to protection from abuse. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately, by the Academy (IFA) and should be reported to the Child Welfare Officer without delay.

IFA subscribes to The Football Association’s Safeguarding Children – Policy and Procedures and endorse and adopts the Policy Statement contained in that document.

The Role Requires The Following:

To be clear about IFA's responsibilities when running activities for children and young people

Working with the County FA Welfare Officer

Promoting The FA's Respect programme and helping to develop best-practice processes