BSC Glasgow aims to put the welfare of our players first in every circumstance, a responsibility that we take very seriously. To enable us to do this we follow a very strict child wellbeing policy, which can be found below.
The Child protection officer for BSC Glasgow Community is Delia McPherson. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone – M: 07752732273 T:01413393606.
The Child Protection Officer for BSC Glasgow FC Men’s First Team is George Mackie. Contact him on: 07527 232 409
Steve Prince – CEO PCST
CHILDREN’S RIGHTS POLICY STATEMENT
CHILD WELLBEING AND PROTECTION
BSC Glasgow is fully committed to embedding a rights-based approach in Scottish football. We recognise and work within the general principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) for the best interests of the child, non-discrimination, participation as well as survival and development.
For the purposes of this policy a child is recognised as someone under the age of 18 years. This policy applies to all children regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion, socio-economic status or family circumstance.
BSC Glasgow will:
- Respect the rights of children as paramount.
- Provide opportunities for every child interested to play football to gain a positive experience.
- Include and involve children in decision making, providing opportunities for children to be heard.
- Promote and implement policies and procedures to safeguard the wellbeing of children and protect them from abuse, ensuring they know what to do and who they can speak to if they need help.
- Promote and implement policies and guidelines to prevent and respond to bullying, ensuring they know what to do and who they can speak to if they need help.
- Require members of staff, volunteers and committee members to adopt and abide by this policy.
- Train, support and supervise its members of staff, volunteers and committee members to adopt best practice in embedding children’s rights in Scottish football and promoting, protecting and respecting these rights to children.
- Respond to any concerns raised where a child’s rights are being denied in Scottish football.
- Regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of this policy, these procedures and associated safeguards in developing our child-rights based approach and include children’s views in this process.