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The Club welcomes the use of the modern communication technologies such as the internet, and social media to promote positive messages about the club. Our desire is to ensure that our children and young people are safeguarded and that our coaches and parents are protected too. Our principles, in keeping with those of the NSPCC are that:

  • Our young players have a right to enjoy sport, free from all forms of abuse and exploitation.
  • All our young players have equal rights to protection from harm.
  • As a club we have a responsibility to support the care and protection of children.
  • As a club we have a duty of care to children and young people who take part in sport.

To meet these standards, we will promote best practice and ensure all our committee and coaches are aware of and promote the best practice guidelines recommended by the FA. These will be adopted by the club for the 2012-13 season onwards.

This webpage therefore is provided so that everyone involved in Holy Spirit Celtic makes informed decisions about the use of the internet, emails and mobile phone communications.These links can be downloaded and will be promoted to all our coaches:

  1. Social media ,websites ,mobile phones and email
  2. Running a website
  3. Use of social media sites
  4. Communicating with young leaders
  5. Texts and emails with under  18s
  6. Guidance for parents and guardians
  7. Guidance for our under 18s re use of internet and social media
  8. Celebrating football through football and video

Further guidelines have been developed with Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre and the Child Protection in Sport Unit in addition to two pieces of information from the NSPCC website too:

  1. Advice on using images of children on websites from the NSPCC
  2. Guidance on photographing and videoing children in sport from the NSPCC

We will ensure that the website is mediated.

Our Club utilise a parent/coach only facebook site which is available to spread positive stories about the club. If you wish to join please contact us and send details of your membership of the club (coach, parent, guardian etc)

This site is solely about football matters eg fixtures, results. We will discourage personal banter. HSCFC welcome positive communication within the club, and hope that these guidelines will that all our members, but most of all our children, will be “websafe”.