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.
Following the recent relaxation of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, the FA have now been able to update and amend the guidance for carrying out face-to-face Identity Document (ID) Verification for DBS Checks.
We are pleased to report that face-to-face ID document verification can now restart, provided that the verifier and those requiring their ID to be verified observe all government guidelines. This welcome change now allows us to complete the required checks as far in advance of a season start date as possible, therefore avoiding a potential backlog of checks.
Please note that all youth clubs will now require coaches/managers/first aiders with an FA Accepted in-date DBS before London FA can approve your affiliation.
For those clubs who have started their affiliation application, please inform all your members that require a DBS they are now able to start their application through the Club PIN.
As such, the London FA will be offering bookable slots for participants to have their documents verified by members of staff at our office in Fulham in the first instance. We hope to bring you more information on how to book these slots and the safety precautions we are taking in the next two weeks.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BOOK A SLOT FOR FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER
We are also planning in future to expand these verification slots across other venues in London, to get a better geographical spread.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FA'S FULL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT