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Safeguarding and Welfare


Every child or young person under the age of 18 who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse and this is the responsibility of everyone involved in football. 

Cornwall FA recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people by seeking to protect them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. Affiliated football is therefore committed to working to provide a safe environment for all children and young people to participate in the sport to the best of their abilities.

Within this section of our website, you'll find all the necessary policies on safeguarding and welfare, details on how to raise a safeguarding concern and links to available courses and safeguarding guidance. 

Parents:  If you have a child playing football we recommend you watch this short video.

You can also download Cornwall FA's Safeguarding Parents Guide by clicking here.

Get in touch

Claire Summers- Evans- Designated Safeguarding Officer

Claire Summers-Evans
Designated Safeguarding and Governance Officer

By Phone:
01208 262989 or 07533 953351 (Monday to Friday 9-5pm)

I will endeavour to answer your call but if unavailable please leave a message or email.  If however you believe a child is in danger then please contact the police by dialing 999 or call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000.


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                      youth footballers hub 


      Visit our new page designed for our young footballers

        Including lots of Information On How To Stay Safe In                  Football And How To Get Help If You Need It                                           

                                      CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE YOUTH FOOTBALLERS HUB                  
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Local Safeguarding Support and Initiatives in Cornwall

Online Safeguarding Certification

Safeguarding Policies & reporting concerns

Girls Football

Best Practice and Guidance

equal playing time in youth football guidance

Check out our handy guide below on how you can ensure ALL youth players are getting equal playing time and equal opportunities to develop their skills. 

Equal Playing Time Guidance (1)

Equal Playing Time Guidance (2)

Equal Playing Time Guidance (3)


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. To access the course, please click on the link below.
Safeguarding and Welfare Book


Over the years The FA has been asked for advice and guidance to help clubs create fun, safe and inclusive environments.

This advice in the form of Guidance Notes are available to download in themed-sections on The FA website.

You’ll find top tips, templates and a great resource to browse through and see what you and/or your club might benefit from going forwards.

To access the downloads click HERE


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