Our Policies

This page gives outline information on a variety of Future Football Elite policies, should you require more in depth policy information please contact us. Learn more about our policies below:

Player Policies

Photography & Videography

We look forward to celebrating and/or publicising footballing successes by photographing and videoing our players across our delivery experiences.

By registering and signing up to a Future Football Elite course you are confirming you have read our policies and terms and conditions are granting permission for your son/daughter to be photographed/videoed for use across our social media platforms and website.

Should you wish to not grant this permission please communicate this with us prior to your son/daughter commencing attendance.

At Future Football Elite we have a responsibility to put in place arrangements to ensure that any official or professional photographer can identify (or be informed about) which children should not be subject to close-up photography or filming.

Written by: Grace Goffin 
Date Written: January 2021
Review Date: January 2022


Safeguarding

Below are the key points to FFE's Safeguarding policy, along with contact information should you need it.

Should you require a copy of our full policy, please contact our lead safeguarding officer using the contact details at the bottom of this policy.

Every child or young person, defined as any person under the age of 18, who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse.

This is the responsibility of everyone involved in football. Football recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people by seeking to protect them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying.

Future Football Elite is therefore committed to working to provide a safe environment for all children and young people to participate in the sport to the best of their abilities.

Key principles
• The child’s welfare is, and must always be, the paramount consideration
• All children and young people have a 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 responded to swiftly and appropriately

Roles and responsibilities and reporting concerns.
Our Lead Safeguarding Officer will liaise with Children’s Services and other agencies where necessary, and make referrals. Any against the Designated Safeguarding Officer will be made direct to the Lead Safeguarding officer and any referrals against the Lead Safeguarding officer are to be made direct to the assistant Safeguarding Officer. The Lead Safeguarding Officer will ensure that our safeguarding policy is in place and will ensure that safer recruitment practices are followed and will also continue to review current practices;Reviewing current practices;Promoting safeguarding awareness and training;Promoting a culture of listening to children;Ensuring compliance with safer recruitment practices, including DBS checks at every level of the game. 

Lead safeguarding officer - Grace Goffin 
Contact: admin@futurefootballelite.com

Assistant safeguarding office
r - Daegan Watts 
Contact: daegan@futurefootballelite.com

Other Safeguarding contacts: 
The Police: 999
Childline (for children & young people): 0800 1111 
NSPCC Helplines www.nspcc.org.uk / 0808 800 5000 
Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO) 01603 223473 
Safer Programme 01603 228966
Norfolk Safeguarding Children Panel (NSCP) www.norfolklscb.org  
Children’s Services 24 hours 0344 800 8020  
The FA: safeguarding@thefa.com
NorfolkFA: safeguarding@norfolkfa.com     
                                                                               
Written by: Grace Goffin 
Date Written: January 2021
Review Date: January 2022

FFE Player Code of Conduct

As a player for Future Football Elite you have a responsibility to promote high standards. Therefore each player will be expected to understand and commit to maintain the below code of conduct:

You will:
-  Respect team mates, coaches, opponents, referee’s, match day staff and spectators.

-  Respect the equipment and facilities that I am using at all times.

-  Adhere to the rules set out for each competition I am performing in.

-  Control my temper including aggression and language.

-  Play to the best of my ability.

-  Work hard to achieve my dreams and goals.

-  Talk to the welfare officer if I have any issues.

-  Win and lose with dignity and shake hands with opponents.

-  Show respect to officials at all times and shake hands with them before and after the fixture.

If you do not follow the code of conduct set out the following actions may be taken:

- Receive a verbal/written warning.

- Be suspended from training and future games and your parents will be contacted.

- Exclusion from attending any future FFE events

Written by: Grace Goffin 
Date Written: September 2020
Review Date: September 2021

Anti Bullying

We are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our members so they can participate in football in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at any Future Football Elite programme. If bullying does occur, all club members or parents should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.

We have a TELLING environment. This means anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell a member of FFE staff.

Written by: Grace Goffin 
Date Written: January 2021
Review Date: January 2022
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Health & Safety

Covid 19 Policy

FFE's COVID-19 Policy remains an on-going and flexible policy based on the guidance of government, local authority, governing bodies and venues.

We have been updating our COVID-19 policy to include all site operating procedures. We have considered what protective measures can be implemented in accordance with government advice.

No player, parent, member of staff or volunteer should attend any FFE activity should they be showing any signs/symptoms of COVID 19.

All equipment and surfaces will be cleaned throughout sessions and after each session.
Parents are asked to arrive 5 minutes before sessions and to remain in their car if they arrive early.
Anyone who arrives early will be turned away from the premises and be asked to return at the allocated time.
Anyone showing symptoms of Covid-19 will be asked to leave their session and wait with a member of staff to be collected.
This member of staff will be in full protective PPE and will be socially distanced away from others.

ALL staff and parents must not return to Future Football Elite without proof of a negative covid-19 test.

Should a child or member of staff test positive our Future Football Elite track and trace service will be used.

Written by: Dan Goffin 
Date Written: January 2021
Review Date: On-Going as required


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