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Safeguarding & Welfare

Keeping football safe


At the Amateur FA, safeguarding is our number one priority and we are committed to ensuring children, young people and adults at risk are able to play football in a safe, fun and positive environment. We are on hand to offer safeguarding advice and support to our hundreds of volunteers across the grassroots game.

Individually and collectively, we are signed up to The FA’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, and we are committed to safeguarding children and young people within football. 

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and therefore we work hard to ensure all our participants are aware of the FA’s safeguarding policies and procedures. Being equipped with the right safeguarding knowledge can help us all contribute to a safer and better experience for all!

The Amateur FA has its own Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO). Should you have any queries or concerns or an issue that needs to be raised please contact the DSO on or 07904649876.

Should the DSO not be available, please contact another member of the team.

If the matter is urgent, please contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 or police on 999.

Get in Touch

Visit our HELPDESK to find answers to our frequently answered questions, including safeguarding contact details.

If your query cannot be answered, please submit a ticket.

You can also visit the FA Grassroots Technology Forum for help with FA IT systems.