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Safeguarding and Welfare


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

Under 18?

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.

For any enquiries relating to DBS checks and verification, please contact


See the boxes below for contact details of our safeguarding team.

Both Harry and Kate are available Monday to Friday (9am-5pm).

Harry Woodley

Football Safeguarding & Welfare Manager



Kate Milton

Football Safeguarding & Welfare Officer



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Safeguarding In The Digital World

At the FA, their approach to safeguarding – and their responsibility to keep children safe – applies to the online environment as much as to the offline world.

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.
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Safeguarding & Welfare Workshops

FA Safeguarding Children Workshops, FA Welfare Officer Workshops and Safeguarding For Committee Members Online Workshop
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The Key Role of Welfare Officers

If you are interested about the role and are considering becoming a Welfare Officer then the following information is for you
Taking Safeguarding Online

Taking Safeguarding Online

Get guidance on how to practice safeguarding online.
Safeguarding and Welfare

Safeguarding Policies and Reporting Concerns

The policies, procedures and regulations we enforce to make our game safe and enjoyable for all.

Best Practice

Your guide to running a supportive environment for all ages.
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Safeguarding In Open-Age Adult Football

Information regarding safeguarding in open-age adult football.
It was World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10 October 2017

Mental Health

Information regarding resources, news and workshops available to support your mental health.
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Safeguarding for Referees

All the information referees require regarding safeguarding.


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