act, statement, conduct or other matter which harms a child or children, or
poses or may pose a risk of harm to a child or children, shall constitute
behaviour which is improper and brings the game into disrepute.
Regulations the expression “Offence” shall mean any one or more of the
Offences contained in Schedule 1 to the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 and
any other criminal offence which reasonably causes The Association to believe
that the person accused of the offence poses or may pose a risk of harm to a
child or children.
by The Association of;
3.1 notification that an individual has been charged with an Offence; or
an individual is the subject of an investigation by the Police,
Social Services, or any other authority relating to an Offence; or
information which causes The Association reasonably to believe that
a person poses or may pose a risk of harm to a child or children then
The Association shall have the power to order that the individual be
suspended from all or any specific football
activity for such period and on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit.
its determination as to whether an order under Regulation 3 should be made The
Association shall give consideration, inter alia, to the following factors:
whether a child is
or children are or may be at risk of harm;
Where an order is imposed on an individual under regulation 3 above,
Association shall bring and conclude any proceedings under the Rules of The
Association against the person relating to the matters as soon as reasonably
Where a person is convicted, or is made the subject of a caution in respect of
an Offence, that shall constitute a breach of the Rules of The Association and
The Association shall have the power to order the suspension of the person from
all or any specific football activity for such a period (including indefinitely)
and on such terms and conditions as it thinks fit.
purpose of these Regulations, The Association shall act though its Council