Every child or young person who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse. This is the responsibility of every adult involved in football, thus every club is required to endorse and adhere to The Association’s Safeguarding Children Policy.
The FA recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of children and young people who play or participate in football by protecting them from abuse and harm.
This means creating a safe and inclusive atmosphere where everyone at the club works together to tackle both bullying and discrimination, ensure safer recruitment, and tackle poor practice which leads to harm and reduces equal opportunities. Best practice in Inclusion, Anti-bullying, Equality and the Respect agenda are all part of making safer cultures and prevention of harm and abuse.
The FA is committed to working to provide a safe environment for all children and young people to participate in the sport to the best of their abilities for as long as they choose to do so.
If you would like more information about how we Safeguard Children then please download our Safeguarding Children Policy and Procedures document.
You can also report any Safeguarding issues to our Club Welfare Office at firstname.lastname@example.org our by contacting the West Riding County FA Welfare Officer on 0113 282 1222.
Reports can also be made through the following bodies: