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Airdrieonians Football Club recognise 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.


We are committed to embedding a rights-based approach to the wellbeing of children at Airdrieonians. Everyone has a duty of care towards children and young people and to support this philosophy Airdrieonians Football Club has produced a Safeguarding Policy. This Policy and the supporting procedures provide the Football Club with robust guidelines which will protect children and young people from harm.


Airdrieonians Football Club 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 Airdrieonians Football Club is committed to achieving this through the implementation of this policy.


Paul Hetherington


Child Wellbeing

and Protection

Child Wellbeing and Protection Policy Practice Notes


Recording Form

Independent review

of sexual abuse

in Scottish Football

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