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 and Welfare

Safeguarding in Cambridgeshire

Information on CRCs and Safeguarding courses in Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire FA 11 V 11

Safeguarding in open age football

Helping adult clubs to understand their safeguarding responsibilities

Best practice and Guidance notesĀ 

The complete directory
Cambridgeshire FA - U9 Girls' Football

Safeguarding policies and reporting concerns

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility
Social Media

Social Media Guidance

Safeguarding children and young people applies as much online as it does face-to-face


Football is open and accessible for all

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.


Get In Touch

Diane Bradshaw

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