Child Wellbeing & Protection Policy

Raith Rovers FC 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 put 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 Raith Rovers. Everyone has a duty of care towards children and young people and to support this philosophy Raith Rovers FC has produced a Child Wellbeing and Protection Policy. This Policy and the supporting procedures provide the Football Club with robust guidelines which will protect children and young people from harm. The Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer at Raith Rovers FC is Blair Doughty and he can be contacted on

Raith Rovers FC 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 Raith Rovers FC is committed to achieving this through the implementation of this policy. The following documents outline and explain our Child Wellbeing and Protection policies.

Karen Macartney
Chief Executive


RRFC Child Protection & Wellbeing Policy

Set The Standards – Behaviours, Expectations and Requirements


Practice Notes

External Links

SFA Child Wellbeing and Protection Policy

Child Wellbeing Organisational Chart