SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
New Zealand Football (NZF) is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable football environment for all.
We recognise our responsibility to lead and encourage safe practices to ensure the welfare and best interests of children and vulnerable adults.
To support the football system in this commitment we’ve developed the Guidelines for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and the supporting NZF Police Vetting System.
View our Guidelines for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults and our Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy
If you are an individual (coach or volunteer), or a club looking for more information on the vetting process, take a look below.
NZF GUIDELINES FOR SAFEGUARDING
The Guidelines for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults outline the steps that can be taken to safeguard children, vulnerable adults and those who work with them.
They cover protocols for working with children and vulnerable adults, safety checking, the process for arranging police vetting, dealing with the results and what to do if abuse is suspected.
New Zealand Football strongly encourages all federations, clubs and football service providers to implement these guidelines to ensure the welfare and best interests of children and vulnerable adults.
For the purpose of these guidelines, a child is aged under 18 years, and a vulnerable adult has a mental or physical impairment that means they need constant care from another person.
Refer to the NZF Guidelines for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults for further information on our protocols or click the video to the right to learn more.
INFORMATION & RESOURCES
FOR COACHES & VOLUNTEERS
FOR CLUBS & SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS
REGISTER AS A SAFEGUARDING OFFICER
DOWNLOAD NZF GUIDELINES
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