Statements of Intent


Paragraph 3.24 of the GUIDE TO SAFETY AT SPORTS GROUNDS states:


"If there is to be a police presence in or at the sports ground, management should discuss with the police the division of responsibilities and functions between the two parties; for example, whether particular posts are to be staffed by stewards or by police officers, and who will assume responsibility in particular circumstances.


The outcome of these discussions should be recorded in a statement of Intent.


It is emphasised that the statement of intent is a management Statement and not a legal document".


Statements of Intent are not widely used in Scotland to date and until such times as they are the Pre- Match Meeting serves as a suitable, and perhaps even better, means of achieving exactly the same end.



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