Following a recent audit by the NSPCC, the Jersey FA is delighted to announce it has been recognised for its excellence in the safeguarding of children and adults in Jersey football.
Last month, representatives from the NSPCC visited the island to assess the Association’s capabilities in dealing with safeguarding concerns as well as its standards in Leadership, Listening to Young People, Dealing with Disciplinary, and Compliance.
A detailed report of the audit informed that ‘The Jersey FA deserve praise for their submission and their willingness to further progress safeguarding in all areas of the business. In addition to all specific criteria being fully evidenced, the assessors identified areas of safeguarding practice that are exemplary’
David Kennedy, Jersey FA CEO and Senior Safeguarding Lead said: "We have embedded safeguarding into our everyday practices at the Jersey FA and it is great to see that recognised within the report. Huge credit should go to the Club Welfare Officers who are responsible for overseeing safeguarding across our network of clubs, whilst our strong partnership working with agencies such as the Jersey Safeguarding Partnership Board also provide us a level of confidence in the event a concern is brought to us."
Sarah Elliot, Pan-Island Independent Chair Safeguarding Partnership Boards, added: "I would like to congratulate the Jersey Football Association on fully meeting safeguarding standards across the range of work they do with children and young people in Jersey. It is commendable that they have worked so hard to embed safeguarding so that families can feel confident that their children are safe when taking part in sport through the JFA."
Further information on safeguarding in Jersey football can be found here