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.
(11/01/2020) Following the suspension to football, at this time no DBS verifications are to be completed.
The Disclosure and Barring Service require this process to be conducted face to face and any travel to do this is not deemed as essential. At this time you are also unable to meet with others outside of your household.
This hold is to ensure compliance with the new Government national lockdown restrictions.
We encourage clubs to continue to submit applications where required, however they must be left at the verification stage at this time.
The FA will assess this situation on or shortly after the national lockdown eases and we will communicate any further updates regarding DBS verifications.
For any enquiries relating to DBS checks and verification, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org