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Young Soccer Player

Child Welfare Is Our Main Goal

"We believe football should be for ALL and we aim to provide the safest environment for your child to excel in whilst keeping it fun to participate in."
"With our UEFA recognised coaches we will provide a first class service so that children of all ages and abilities can enjoy themselves at all of our sessions"


This policy applies to all senior staff, paid staff, volunteers and sessional workers, agency staff, students or anyone working on behalf of Canoville Coaching Ltd.

The purpose of this policy is:

  • to protect children and young people who receive our services at Canoville Coaching.

  • to provide staff and volunteers with the overarching principles that guides our approach to safeguarding.


Canoville Coaching believes that a child or young person should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. We are committed to practice in a way that protects them.

Recruitment of coaches and volunteers:


All adults involved with Canoville Coaching in either a paid or unpaid capacity will be subject to a number of checks to ensure their suitability of working with children.

All coaches will be required to:

  • Undertake a DBS check

  • Attend training including First Aid and Safeguarding Children

  • Become suitably qualified as a coach or produce certificates if already qualified as a coach

  • Ensure they are insured through National Governing Body to undertake training sessions.

  • Volunteers will be required to undertake a DBS check.

Photography at Canoville Coaching:


If at any time coaches wish to use photographic or video equipment as a coaching aid, parents and young people will be made aware that that it is part of the coaching programme and how the footage will be used and stored. Parents of the child will need to give permission by signing a consent form.

Responding to allegations:


It is not the responsibility of any coach or volunteer at Canoville Coaching to decide whether or not abuse has taken place. However, it is their responsibility to act on concerns and allegations by referring them to the company Senior Manager who will pass details to the relevant authority. Any concerns about suspected abuse occurring within the club or elsewhere must be reported to Lee Canoville.

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Equal Opportunities

CANOVILLE COACHING LTD recognises that it is essential to provide equal opportunities to all persons without discrimination. This policy sets out the organisation’s position on equal opportunity in all aspects of employment, including recruitment and promotion, giving guidance and encouragement to employees at
all levels to act fairly and prevent discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, part-time and fixed term contract status, age, sexual orientation or religion.

Statement of policy


(a) It is the policy of Canoville Coaching Ltd to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable. The organisation is committed not only to its legal obligations but also to the positive promotion of equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

(b) The organisation recognises that adhering to the Equal Opportunities Policy, combined with relevant employment policies and practices, maximises the effective use of individuals in both the organisation’s and employees ́best interests. Canoville Coaching Ltd recognises the great benefits in having a diverse workforce with different backgrounds, solely employed on ability.

(c) The application of recruitment, training, and promotion policies to all individuals will be on the basis of job requirements and the individual’s ability and merits.

(d) All employees of the organisation will be made aware of the provisions of this policy.

Recruitment and promotion


(a) Advertisements for posts will give sufficiently clear and accurate information to enable potential applicants to assess their own suitability for the post. Information about vacant posts will be provided in such a manner that does not restrict its audience in terms of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion.

(b) Recruitment literature will not imply a preference for one group of applicants unless there is a genuine occupational qualification which limits the post to this particular group, in which case this must be clearly stated.

(c) All vacancies will be circulated internally.

(d) All descriptions and specifications for posts will include only requirements that are necessary and justifiable for the effective performance of the job.

(e) All selection will be thorough, conducted against defined criteria and will deal only with the applicant’s suitability for the job. Where it is necessary to ask questions relating to personal circumstances, these will be related purely to job requirements and asked to all candidates.



(a) Canoville Coaching Ltd will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status,  disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion in the  allocation of duties between employees employed at any level with comparable job descriptions.

(b) Canoville Coaching Ltd will put in place any reasonable measures and/or adjustments within the workplace for those employees who become disabled during employment or for disabled appointees.

(c) All employees will be considered solely on their merits for career development and promotion with equal opportunities for all.



Employees will be provided with appropriate training regardless of sex, race, marital status,
disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion.

General Data Protection Regulation

Canoville Coaching Ltd takes its responsibilities with regard to the the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) We commit to not sharing personal details to other parents and companies.

Any data we hold will need consent from the individual. The data we hold will only be used to update parents on information for our future events.

Our responsibilities:

Senior staff, coaches and volunteers who may process personal data about students, staff, applicants or any other individual must comply with the requirements of this policy.

Staff members must ensure that:

  • All personal data is kept securely;

  • Every individual has the right for us to erase their data

  • No personal data is disclosed either verbally or in writing, accidentally or otherwise, to any unauthorised third party;

  • When data has is stored on paper, it should be kept in a secure place where unauthorised people cannot see it.

  • When not required, the paper or files should be safely destroyed

  • Staff should make sure paper and printouts are not left where unauthorised people could see them

  • Data printouts should be shredded and disposed of securely when no longer required.

  • Any queries regarding data protection, including subject access requests and complaints, are promptly directed to the Director;

  • Any data protection breaches are swiftly brought to the attention of the Director

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If you have any questions about child welfare please get in touch with us directly by calling through telephone on 0115 874 9719 or email our office below.

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