FA Safeguarding Children

Let’s make football safe, not sorry.
Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility.

Creating fun, safe football environments is central to safeguarding children.

Most children and young people have a fantastic experience through football – but sadly, some don’t. This might be down to over-competitive parents and coaches shouting and constantly criticising them from the sidelines – the kind of behaviour that the Respect programme is designed to address. Or it might be due to some other kind of abusive behaviour towards them.

Safeguarding Children is everyone’s responsibility and having welfare officers in all clubs and leagues with youth teams is crucial to The FA’s simple three part approach to safeguarding.

This includes:

All Clubs with youth sections and Youth Leagues are required by The FA to have an appointed Club or Youth League Welfare Officer. The Club or Youth League Welfare Officer is in place to improve practices at the Club and be the first point of contact for any concerns relating to children or vulnerable adults.

If you have any safeguarding queries and you live in Sussex please contact the Sussex County FA Welfare Officer:

Sandra Redhead

T: 01903 768578

E: Sandra.Redhead@SussexFA.com