the voice of a child
Listening to the views and opinions of our children andyoung people is vital in helping us to get things right.
We are working in various ways to engage with our childrenand young people in grassroots football to create a safe, fun and relaxedenvironment.
How can you help us?
We rely on our participants and members to report anything which causes concern about the welfare of a child / children. Therefore we ask you to remain vigilant and report any concerns to your club welfare officer or the AFA’s Designated Safeguarding Officer on 0208 7332 613.
If you have an immediate concern about a child please call the police on 999.
Follow the codes
The Respect code of conduct is in place to ensure everyone involved in football is playing their part to give players a positive experience.
Here at the AFA we encourage all our participants to follow the codes to ensure an excellent experience for all.
Codes of Conduct
Become a Welfare Officer
Welfare officers play a vital role in ensuring our clubs/leagues run smoothly and that our young people are protected.
If you are someone who enjoys working with children and young people, likes to learn new things and has a passion for improving the game then this could be the right role for you!
For more information on how to become a CWO and what it involves click here.
We are always looking to improve the way we do things and really value feedback from all our participants. So if you have an idea or some feedback on how we do things here at the AFA please do not hesitate to let us know by completing our feedback form.
If you have reported a safeguarding concern about and child or young person and are dissatisfied with the manner in which the concern has been handled, there are a number of organisations you can and should escalate your concern to.