Welcome To Child Safeguarding

Follow the link above to access the FA’s latest initiatives about Safe Guarding.

The whole of football in England – at every level – has joined forces to promote ‘Play Safe’, an ongoing national campaign to focus attention on the vital importance of safeguarding in football.

Play Safe is officially supported by the NSPCC and is not a one-off campaign – there will be a designated Play Safe weekend every season. It will also be used to support other safeguarding-related events during the year, e.g. Anti-Bullying Week, Safer Internet Day and NSPCC Parents in Sport Week.

Whatever your role in football – whether an active participant, an administrator, or a parent please remember safeguarding of children is everyone’s responsibility.

Should you wish to report a concern over a child’s safety there are a number of ways you can do so.

1. Click on the link above to send an email to the Child Welfare Officer, mark the subject “Confidential Child safeguarding issue”

Use the buttons below for other child safeguarding services

2. To your County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer.

3. By emailing The FA Safeguarding Team at safeguarding@TheFA.com;

4. If urgent and you cannot contact your club, league or County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer, you can contact the NSPCC Helpline for expert advice and support on 0808 800 5000 or help@nspcc.org.uk;

5. If it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the Police or Children’s Social Care in your area.

Ian Scott is the current Child Welfare Officer for the club. To contact him click on the button above and send him an email, please mark the subject line “Confidential Child safeguarding issue”

Parents may also want use a free FA course which covers Safeguarding from a parent perspective.