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Safeguarding and Welfare


We fully support and appreciate our team of dedicated volunteer Club and League Welfare Officers working towards maintaining a safe and fun environment for young people who play, train, referee and coach.

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 and details on upcoming courses and workshops to ensure you stay on top of your club or leagues safeguarding responsibilities.

Get In Touch

Claire Summers-Evans
(Designated Safeguarding Officer)

By Phone:

01208 262989 - Office Hours Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

07533 953351 – If out of office hours please leave a message but if you believe a child is in immediate danger please contact the police

By Email:


If you are a club based coach in need of a DBS Check (previously CRC), please contact your Club Welfare Officer who will be able to support you through this process.

If you are a Club Welfare Officer seeking support with Casework or DBSs please contact Claire Summers Evans our Designated Safeguarding Officer.

If you are a Referee seeking support with a DBS check please contact our Referee Appointments Officer- Paul Murphy on

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Local Safeguarding Support

Online Safeguarding Certification

Safeguarding Policies & reporting concerns

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Social Media Guidance


If you need to renew your Safeguarding Certificate and have previously completed a course with us you will be able to renew your Safeguarding online for FREE. For step-by-step instructions on how to do this please click on the link below to download our guide. 
Safeguarding and Welfare Book