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Safeguarding and Welfare


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 and Governance Officer

By Phone: 07533 953351 (Monday to Thursday 9-5pm)

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

Email:  /

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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 PAGE                                            


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

Girls Football

Social Media 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. For step-by-step instructions on how to do this please click on the link below to download our guide. 
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Over the years The FA has been asked for advice and guidance to help clubs create fun, safe and inclusive environments.

This advice 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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