As a Charter Standard Community club - the FA's kite-mark for grassroots football - youth development, safeguarding and respect continue to be high on our agenda - something the club has been recognised for right back to the days of Pride Park Juniors - not only from a participation perspective, but also important for longer term sustainability.
As part of our commitment to creating an enjoyable and safe environment for all, the club has Codes of Conduct covering the standards of behaviour we expect of our players, coaches and volunteers, and parents/spectators.
Players and Parents are required to sign these when completing the annual membership/renewal form, so existing members may already be familiar with them.
The club also has policies covering Equality, and for those rare occasions when things don’t go quite as we’d like, a Complaints procedure and Disciplinary process.
As everyone is so active on social media in its various forms, a copy of the FA's Guidance on the use of Social Media is also included.
If you need to speak to someone about Safeguarding concerns, you can contact the Club Welfare Officer, David Kwiatek - see "Need Someone to Talk To?"or in urgent or serious cases, and/or when he cannot be contacted, the people on the "Derbyshire FA Safeguarding Contacts" list should be contacted.