Safeguarding and Welfare

Building a safe and inclusive environment for all!

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility! 

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 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 any concerns or require further information, contact London FA's Designated Safeguarding Officer, Yasmin Dyer, by clicking the link below or calling the London FA office on 0207 610 8360 (9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday).

Yasmin dyer

Please remember that if a child or young person is in immediate danger, ALWAYS call 999

The Football Association has produced a document entitled Keeping Football Safe and Enjoyable, which outlines the safeguarding work being done right across football. Download a copy via the link below:

Keeping football safe and enjoyable

FA Children Safeguarding Workshop

FA Safeguarding Children Workshop

FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
FA Welfare Officer Workshop

FA Welfare Officer Workshop

FA Welfare Officer Workshop

The Key Role Of Welfare Officers

If you want to find out more about the role and/or are considering becoming a welfare officer then the following information is for you.

Online Safeguarding Children Recertification

Course Information
The FA

Safeguarding for Committee Members Online Workshop

This free online course is written for Secretaries, Chairmen, Treasures and Club Welfare Officers in clubs with under 18 teams.

Criminal Record Checks (CRC) in Football

The FA requires those working in eligible roles with children and young people to pass a criminal records check. This is in line with legislation and government guidance and is standard practice.

Reporting Concerns

How you report your concerns to the FA's Safeguarding Team, or how to whilstle-blow

Best Practice

Your guide to running a supportive environment for all ages.
Taking Safeguarding Online

Taking Safeguarding Online

Get guidance on how to practice safeguarding online.

Safeguarding Policy and Procedure

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Tackling Discrimination

Referees meet before competition begins

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Metropolitan Police

Child Protection in Sports Unit


Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Sporting Chance Clinic