We recommend that this policy is discussed by the club committee to ensure that it is fuIIy understood, signed up to and can be adopted successfully across the club.
This policy is based on guidance provided by KIDSCAPE, a voluntary organisation committed to help prevent child bullying.
KIDSCAPE provides advice for parents/carers and children. They can be contacted on 020 7823 5430 their line is open Monday to Thursday 9am - 1pm, or you can access their website via www.kidscape.org.uk
You may also wish to use the following web links to sites who also provide advice and guidance to parents and children who are faced with dealing with bullying:
We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all our members, so they can participate in football in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at Furngate Football Club. If bullying does occur, all club members and parents/carers should be able to tell their club about this and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively by the club.
Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group bg another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face-to-face or through cyberspace, and comes in many different forms:
If the club decides it is appropriate for them to deal with the situation they should follow the procedure outlined below:
In the case of adults reported to be bullying anyone within the club under 18