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Report It - Safeguarding & Poor Practice

safeguarding is everyone's responsibility

Anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child and or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 or an adult at risk in football, is required to refer it to the Cambridgeshire FA Safeguarding Team.

Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO)
Diane Bradshaw
01223 209 026

Deputy DSO
Sally Metcalfe
01223 209 022

Senior Safeguarding Lead (SSL)
Joanne Knox
01223 209 035 

Deputy SSL
Katie Critchley
01223 209 037

Safeguarding Contact Details
01223 209 021

If you or someone you are concerned about is at immediate risk of harm please call 999



If the concern can be categorised as:

  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Bullying

You can contact our safeguarding team by emailing if you wish to report it directly to The FA please email

If the concern involves possible or actual risk of harm to children, you must report it! Call The NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 – or if it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the police or children’s social care.


If the concern DOES NOT involve any of the categories above and DOES NOT involve possible or actual risk of harm to children, you can report it via the poor practice referral form below.

Please note – If your concern relates to a potential breach of FA Disciplinary Regulations, please report it to our disciplinary team ( Examples of a potential breach would be:

  • Player, manager, coach, referee using foul and abusive language at a match
  • Manager / coach entering the field of play during the match
  • Spectators behaving poorly from the touchline
Poor practice form