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Safeguarding and Welfare

Keeping Football Safe

SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYBODY'S RESPONSIBILITY

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FA Safeguarding Policies and reporting concerns

View the FA's Safeguarding policies here.
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Safeguarding news at Amateur FA

We offer a range of safeguarding services and training to help create a safe and enjoyable football experience for everyone.
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Taking Safeguarding online

In today’s world, safeguarding children and young people applies as much online as it does face-to-face.

Get In Touch

Designated Safeguarding Officer 

Phone: 020 8733 2613

Email: Safeguarding@Amateur-FA.com

FAQs

Please email fachecks@thefa.com, informing them that you are the Club Welfare Officer and want to be added as a verifier. Also, if the previous CWO is no longer with the club, please ask for them to be removed. 

Yes, you need to contact your County FA to do this. We need the full details of the individual before searching records. This must include full birth name, address & DOB. The merge takes 48 hours to complete. 

Yes, find out how you can renew online here

We can only process a DBS (Criminal Records Check) if you are a member or going to join the FA Licensed Coaches Club. Detail of how to do this can be found on our coaches page.

Please email fachecks@thefa.com informing that you wish to register your club with their service. 

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REPORTING CONCERNS

It's everyone's responsibility

If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.

By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under-18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.

Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.

Click here

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