Safeguarding in Football is everyone's responsibility

Led by a network of 8500 welfare officers club aim to provide a safe and fun environment for all.

If you want to play your part, then we would encourage to ask your child’s club the following questions:

Is my child’s coach Disclosure and Barring Service(DBS) checked, FA Trained and Qualified?

How can I get the clubs safeguarding policy and  procedures?

Who is the club welfare officer of my child’s team and how do I contact them?

What is the role of CWO?

What should I do if I have a complaint?

If I have a concern about a child or someone’s behavior towards a child what should I do?

The FA would not expect clubs to:

Discourage you from staying to watch or from being involved.

Allow club officials to operate independently of the club.

Have coaches showing Favoritism or personally rewarding specific children.

Accept inappropriate physical contact between coaches and players.

A “win at all costs”  attitude that impacts a child’s well being.

Have coaches who invite players to spend time alone with or to visit or to stay at their home.

If you have any concern, contact your CWO.

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