Safeguarding and Welfare
English football takes safeguarding extremely seriously.
The ongoing work to make the game as safe and enjoyable as possible is led by The FA, the game’s governing body in this country. This work is delivered through County FAs such as ourselves in conjunction with leagues and clubs.
A clear safeguarding strategy has been put in place by English football to protect people involved in the national game. It is complete with policies, procedures and regulations. Every club in the country must adhere to the policies which apply to them. If not, they face sanctions, including suspension from playing.
Within this section of our website, you'll find all the necessary information and policies on safeguarding and welfare, social media guidance, local initiatives and details on upcoming courses and workshops to ensure you stay on top of your club or leagues safeguarding responsibilities.
safeguarding for all
The FA's new online course provides a basic overview of how to safeguard children, looking specifically at best practice, poor practice, and abuse topics.
If you're under 18, it'll also explain how to safeguard yourself.