As a Community Club, it is important for us to be represented positively on multiple forms of media.
Our official online properties are:
Game Day Posts - Kent FA Guidance
We strongly encourage any match reports, online or otherwise, to focus on the participation and development of the fixture rather than the outcome. References to win/lose/draw or naming all of the goal-scorers and how many goals were conceded are all ways to indicate the result, which are prohibited.
We kindly ask that all supporters follow the FA Guidance.
General Data Protection Regulation requires that any photographs or video content posted on social media must have the permission of the subject. In the instance of children under the age of 13, permission must be granted by the parent or legal guardian. Those aged 13 to 18 require consent from both parent/guardian and the minor themselves.
Any photos or video that are taken during a game or event including other players, supporters and teams, must be cropped or filtered to remove any individual who has not consented their permission of use.
Please do not be offended if you are requested to remove any posts that do not meet GDPR requirements.
If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact a Club Official immediately.
Together we can make Hernhill Herons a safe community club.
Our Publicity Permission is now part of our Membership registration process. This can be updated at any time by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
The FA wants to do everything it can to create a sustainable safe and enjoyable framework of all football clubs. And the Hernhill Herons fully support this.
Anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football is required to refer it to The FA Safeguarding team. The team is staffed by professionals who are experienced in dealing with child welfare.
If you have a concern and would like to discuss any issues with the Heron's Club Welfare Officer, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Alternatively, you can email The Football Association directly via email@example.com
If the matter is urgent and you cannot contact your club or County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer, you can call The FA/NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000
If it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the Police or Children’s Social Care in your area.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. No action is not an option.
If you’ve seen discrimination in football – online or at a grassroots, non-league or professional game – don’t turn away. Report it to us so we can get the right people involved and support everyone affected.
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