Colchester United Community Foundation are committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for children and vulnerable adults.
We believe that it is always unacceptable for a child/adult to experience abuse of any kind and we recognise our responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children/adults. This commitment applies to all our staff including part time, volunteers, trustees and visitors.
‘Child’ is defined as a person under the age of 18 (Children act 1989).
‘Vulnerable Adult’ is defined as any person aged 18 or over who is or may be in need of community care services by reason of; frailty, learning, physical or learning impairment, age or illness who is or maybe unable to take care of him or herself; or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploration (No Secrets).
CUCF follows the principles, legislation, rules, regulations and guidance that underpin the safeguarding policies and procedures of Colchester United Football Club, the Premier League, the FA and Affiliated Football’s Safeguarding Policy.
CUCF also seeks to actively promote safeguarding within all partnership arrangements.
Our full Welfare Policy Document outlines how we work in this area.