Player Welfare

Child Wellbeing & Protection Policy

Edinburgh City recognises that football can have a very powerful and positive influence on communities, and especially on young people. Not only can it provide opportunities for enjoyment and achievement, it can also develop valuable life skills such as self-esteem, leadership and teamwork. These positive effects can only take place if football is in the right hands – in the hands of those who please the welfare of young people first and adopt child-centred practices that support, protect and empower them.

Everyone has a duty of care towards children and young people and to support this philosophy Edinburgh City has produced a Child Wellbeing and Protection Policy. This Policy and the supporting procedures provide the Football Club with robust guidelines which will protect children and young people from harm. The Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer at Edinburgh City is Adrian Devlin and he can be contacted on 07730 403 570.

Edinburgh City is a football club for all, promoting diversity, treating everyone equally regardless of their background, age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, socio-economic status, religious belief and/or sexual identity. Everyone has the right to protection from all forms of harm and abuse and Edinburgh City is committed to achieving this through the implementation of this policy.

Edinburgh City’s Policy will be reviewed on a regular basis, or in the event of changes in legislation or government guidance, or as a result of any other significant change or event, will be updated accordingly.

Click here to download our full Child Wellbeing & Protection Policy

Click here to download our Child Protection Policy Organogram