There are 3 steps to ensure the safeguarding of children within football:
- CRC checks completed for those working with children, click here for info
- Using education to help build a safe environment, click here for info
- Following the correct policy and procedures
Building an enjoyable, safe and inclusive environment within football is key to the safeguarding of children.
The majority of young people and children have an enjoyable experience through football but unfortunately this isn’t the case for everyone.
For further information from the FA about safeguarding in football click here
Most people who get involved in football do so for the right reasons. It is important that football recognizes it has a responsibility to safeguard and protect all children and young people who are involved in football. For more information about recruiting the right people click here.
If you have previously completed a safeguarding workshop and need to recertify please click here for the online safeguarding recertification user guide.
The FA has developed an Online Safeguarding course designed specifically for key club officials for more information about this course click here.
If you are a Welfare Officer and need to register as a verifier please click here.
Any concerns can be reported through the Cambridgeshire FA by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively the NSPCC have a 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000
Please see below for a number of resources that will enable you to make your club a safer environment: