Safeguarding And Welfare


English football takes safeguarding extremely seriously. The ongoing work to make the game as safe and enjoyable as possible is led by The FA, the game’s governing body in this country. This work is delivered through County FA’s in conjunction with leagues and clubs such as ourselves.

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 will find all the necessary information and policies on safeguarding and welfare.

The FA Has Released A New Document Entitled ‘Keeping Football Safe And Enjoyable’, Which Outlines The Safeguarding Work Being Done Right Across Football as well as a parents safeguarding leaflet.

Download A Copy Below.


Whistle-blowing can be used as an early warning system or when it’s recognised that appropriate actions have not been taken. This approach or policy is adopted in many different walks of life.

It is about revealing and raising concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation or within an independent structure associated with it.

Any adult or young person with concerns about any one within our club can also use whistle-blowing by contacting the club CWO in the first instance or the FA on 0800 169 1863 and asking for The FA’s safeguarding team, or via email on

Alternatively you can go direct the Police or Children’s Social Care and report your concerns there, or to the Child Protection in Sport Unit via or the NSPCC Helpline via 0808 800 5000 or by emailing


If you have any concerns about bullying, please contact your team manager or CWO.

Please see attached FA Guidelines:

Related organisations and their roles:

FA Safeguarding – Rules & Regulations | The Football Association (

England leaders explain 4 steps to safeguarding

CPSU (Child Protection in Sport Unit)


CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)

NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)

Sporting Chance Clinic