Parents' Code of Conduct
• Adhere to the Football League Youth Development players’ and parents’ guide for Football Academies.
• Remember young people are involved in soccer for their enjoyment, not yours.
• Encourage your child always to play by the laws of the game.
• Help young people work towards skill, improvement and good sportsmanship.
• Set a good example by applauding good play on both sides.
• Never ridicule, humiliate or shout at young players for making a mistake or losing a match.
• Do not place emphasis on winning at all costs.
• As a spectator, do not use profane language or harass referees, coaches or players.
• Do not publicly question the referee’s judgment and never their honesty.
• Encourage in your child an appreciation of mutual respect for team mates and opponents.
• Parent/guardians may be asked to view Academy games from the opposite touchline to that being used by the coaching staff of both Clubs.
• Any questions regarding games or training should be directed towards the Team Coach.
• Please help your son to abide by his own Code of Conduct.
Safeguarding of Children and Young Persons' Policy
Leicester City operates a Safeguarding Children and Young Persons’ Policy, a copy of which is displayed in the Parents’ Lounges. The document sets out the general policy of the LCFC Academy regarding the protection of all children and young persons from harm and abuse.
The policy fully supports and complies with the Child Safeguarding Policy of the FA and Premier League. Leicester City Football Club believes that the general wellbeing, welfare and safety of all young persons and children involved in its Academy are paramount.
LCFC Academy’s belief is that placing players’ welfare at the centre of its concerns provides a solid foundation for the development of young players of the future and for effective child protection.
The Academy has put into place systems that will prevent or minimise the risk of abuse occurring within its own organisation and actively enforces the FA Child Safeguarding Policy and recognises and accepts the statutory duty of Leicester City’s Safeguarding Children Board. The Academy has appointed a designated person for safeguarding children, Children’s Officer Dale Bradshaw. All staff working at the Academy have also received training in the FA’s Child Safeguarding and Best Practice and are CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checked.
All parents and guardians are also informed of the Club’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. The Academy ensures that via their policy and procedures all children and young people, regardless of their age, culture, ability, gender, language, racial origin, religious belief or sexual identity, have the right to protection from abuse.
All bullying is unacceptable, we treat each other with respect. We follow the anti-bullying policy which is featured in the players’ log book. The process of dealing with bullying involves speaking with your coach or Children’s Officer. Any concerns regarding bullying will be treated confidentially.