The role of the child safeguarding focal point is critical to an environment where children of all ages and abilities can safely participate in football and have fun. However, this does not mean that the focal point has sole responsibility for the safeguarding of children within an organisation. The role of the focal point, as the name suggests, is to provide a point of contact, and to advise, support and assist the organisation in the implementation of the child safeguarding policy and associated procedures, including responding to cases. To be able to do this, the focal point needs the support of management and the cooperation of all those working with and for the organisation.
This guidance note provides further information on the role and responsibilities of child safeguarding focal point.
The document is part of the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations.