SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY!
The on-going work to make the game as safe and enjoyable as possible is led by The FA, the game’s governing body in this country and is delivered through London FA in conjunction with leagues and clubs in the capital.
On this page you'll find resources that can assist in making grassroots football safer.
If you have an urgent concern that needs immediate attention outside of our working hours, please contact the NSPCC's 24 hour helpline on 0808 800 5000.
Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help - 0800 1111.
Please remember that if a child or young person is in immediate danger, ALWAYS call 999.
As you may be aware the London Football Association offices have now been closed until further notice and all staff are now working from home.
This has meant that the process for DBS verification has become slightly more difficult as many applicants attend the office to have documents verified.
Currently, we are unable to complete these verifications at our offices and contact has been made with our local verifiers advising them that, if they are happy to continue conducting the verification process, then we are grateful. However, we are aware that, due to the current climate, many will not wish to undertake the verification checks.
The London Football Association has sought guidance from The English Football Association, who have advised that the verification process is something that is being reviewed currently and further updates will be provided in future.
We are aware that this change will have a knock on effect for clubs; however, as soon as we receive further news, we will be in touch to update you all.