Child Protection Policy Information
At Otahuhu United AFC, safety of everyone is paramount to our success on and off the football pitch.
At Otahuhu United AFC, child safety is number one and something we live and breathe each day.
Last update: 29 September 2022
Otahuhu United Association Football Club provides the community of Otahuhu and its surrounding suburbs with a safe and enjoyable environment to learn, practice and play Football.
OUAFC works with children and young people in the following ways:
- OUAFC events such as training sessions during the week, weekend games, club social events and fundraisers.
- School environments (primary, intermediate & high schools).
Otahuhu United Association Football Club wants all children and young people to have a positive and enjoyable experience in football and is committed to providing a safe and child-centered environment where children and young people are protected from abuse that may occur inside or outside the organisation.
OUAFC implement this by providing policies with trained and educated people working with children and young people. OUAFC are committed to having an embedded culture of safeguarding and child protection in place, which goes beyond mandatory compliance
To achieve this:
Otahuhu United Association Football Club (OUAFC) embraces policies and practices that support and protect children and young people.
OUAFC acknowledge that all individuals involved in Otahuhu United Association Football Club regardless of their role or responsibility, has a legal and moral responsibility to protect children and young people from both abuse and neglect. Children and young people have a right to participate in football at Otahuhu United Association Football Club in a safe environment, and to receive the support they need if they are at risk or vulnerable.
Every individual’s childhood is important and a fundamental part of their lives. Every child and young person have the same rights to enjoyment, to have their views considered and to be free from abuse and all children and young people, regardless of their backgrounds have the right to access the support they need.
It is crucial all children and young people are in the care of safe, skilled and experienced adults at Otahuhu United Association Football Club who are supported, trained and guided by effective policies, procedures and standards.
Our full child protection policy will be avaliable to download shortly otherwise please contact the club secretary for a copy . Also avalaible is the traffic light system on how to respond in a difficult situation
More information can be found here at Safe Guarding Children NZ