“The responsibility to safeguard and promote the wellbeing and protection of a child or young person does not rest on one person. We are all responsible” - Scottish FA Statement
What is Safeguarding?
Safeguarding is putting the safety and wellbeing of anyone under the age of 18 at the centre of what we do. We aim to create an environment where they feel encouraged, listened to, feel able to reach their potential, and to make a positive contribution to society.
You have the right to be safe wherever you are; at home, with friends, at school, out and about, or at football. We want to ensure all our young players are safe and happy.
Everyone at Get GungHo has the responsibility to make sure that the wellbeing of children is put first.
Creating the Get GungHo Environment for Safeguarding
It is important that everyone at Get GungHo feels safe and happy.
We make sure that:
● We have an environment where you can feel safe to tell someone if something worries you.
● We take your concerns seriously.
● Our staff adhere to the guidelines on the best ways to work with children, following the Safe Sport Unified Code by Safe Sport Commission Singapore.
Purpose of Safeguarding
Safe Sport is “an athletic environment that is respectful, equitable and free from all forms of non-accidental violence ...” - International Olympic Committee Consensus Statement (2016)
The purpose of the Safe Sport Unified Code and the Safe Sport Program, which supports it, are to:
● Safeguard participants in the sporting environment from abuse and harassment, which undermine both the mental and physical health of participants and the integrity of sport. ● Harmonize and streamline safeguarding efforts across the Singapore sporting ecosystem through organizations responsible for organizing, administering, and facilitating participation in sport.
While guided by international frameworks, the Safe Sport Unified Code and Safe Sport Program have been contextualized for the Singapore sporting landscape and the sporting community through extensive consultations with sporting community stakeholders.
Together, the Safe Sport Unified Code and the Safe Sport Program form the national framework for safeguarding in sport.
Furthermore, at Get GungHo we follow the Safe with Celtic Safeguarding handbook. For further information on Celtic’s safeguarding policies and procedures click here
To report a concern please contact the following;
Get GungHo Safeguarding Officer:
Paul Adamberry - Contact No: +65 9860 0822. Email: email@example.com
List of Approved Safeguarding Officers in Singapore click here
If your child is being abused or you wish to consult someone about possible abuse of your child, you can call the National Anti-Violence Helpline at 1800-777-0000. Calling the helpline is the first step to prevent or stop any abuse. If the child’s life and safety is in imminent danger, please call the Police at 999 immediately.