The aims of the Macclesfield Town Whistleblowing Policy are to:
- Encourage those working at or associated with MTFC to report suspected wrongdoing, including acts that could be considered to be treated as offences in line with the Sexual Offences Act 2003 or acts of fraud, criminal activity or misconduct as soon as possible, in the knowledge that their concerns will be taken seriously and investigated as appropriate, and that their confidentiality will be respected.
- Provide guidance on how to raise concerns.
- Reassure those raising concerns that they are able to raise genuine concerns ‘made in the public interest’ without fear of reprisals, even if they turn out to be mistaken.
MTFC wil provide all reasonable protection for those who raise concerns ‘made in MTFC’s interest’. MTFC will be responsible for ensuring that appropriate personal support is offered both to the individual raising a concern and to the person against whom allegations have been made under this procedure.
This policy sets out how individuals can raise concerns about the safety and welfare of all employees and casual workers but more particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in MTFC. It will also provide guidance on how they can receive feedback on any action taken.
A full copy of this policy can be download or copies of it may be obtained from the office of Macclesfield Town Football Club or by email: email@example.com.
Anyone wishing to raise a concern should do so either verbally or in writing to the DSO or the Safeguarding Officer.
Macclesfield Town’s Designated Safeguarding Officer is Kevin Green who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01625 264686 or by post.