Taking Safeguarding Online

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 FAs such as ourselves in conjunction with leagues and clubs.

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

Get In Touch

Melanie Contact Number:


Steve Johnson Contact Number:

02392 573025 

Mel Gill

Melanie Gill

Designated Safeguarding Officer
Steve Johnson Senior Safeguard Lead

Steve Johnson

Senior Safeguarding Lead

Online Safeguarding Renewal 

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.

Online Safeguarding Renewal
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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 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

RNFA SAfeguarding

Open Age Football Clubs Safeguarding Responsibilities 

To access downloads please click here

Support for survivors



Reporting Concerns

The FA referral Form - How to report your concerns

Guidance and support for reporting abuse

FA Cardiac Arrest Course

FA Cardiac Arrest Module

Corner Flag

Other Key Safeguarding Organisations

Social Media

Social Media Guidance


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