1. KO Football Academy and its members are strong advocates for the participants of the
All members of KO Football Academy are responsible for the well-being of the
participants, including administrative staff, coaches, managers, convenors, referees, and
2. All members of KO Football Academy, have an obligation to report promptly to a
children’s aid society if they suspect that a child is or may be in need of protection. The
suspicion and the information upon which it is based must be reported. The duty to report
applies not only to harm or the risk of harm (“harm” as set out in the Child and Family
Safety Act, section 37) suffered by a child when participating in the sport organization, but
also where the harm or risk of harm arises outside the sport organization, e.g., in the child’s
3. Should a coach become aware of a pattern of suspicious injuries or bruises on a child’s
body and has reasonable grounds to suspect that they were caused by the child’s parent
or caretaker, the coach must make a report to the children’s aid society.
4. All members of KO Football Academy, who have reasonable grounds to suspect that a
child is or may be in need of protection must make the report directly to the children’s aid
society. The person must not rely on any other person to report on his or her behalf.
5. A person need not be sure that a child is or may be in need of protection to make a
report to a children’s aid society. “Reasonable grounds” are what an average person,
given his or her training, background and experience, exercising normal and honest
judgement, would believe.