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Safeguarding in Lincolnshire

The Lincolnshire FA offers a range of safeguarding services and training to help create a safe and enjoyable football experience for everyone.

We ensure safeguarding requirements are met as a requirement of club affiliation and we support clubs to maintain these standards. This includes making unannounced safeguarding visits to clubs.

Our overall aim is to:

• Implement preventative safeguarding measures and create fun, safe football environments;
• Make the reporting of concerns as easy as possible; and
• Ensure safeguarding and child protection concerns are investigated swiftly and thoroughly in conjunction with statutory agencies, The FA and other organisations as appropriate.

This commitment is made by our Board and CEO and applies to all our staff including part-time, county volunteers and members.


FA NSPCC 24 HOUR Helpline: 0808 800 5000

Police Child Protection Unit: 01933 304420 (Mon-Fri 9-5)

Out of hours: 999

Get in touch

Designated Safeguarding Officer


(T) 03449670708


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.

Find out if you need one, why you need one and how to obtain a CRC by clicking the link below.

Let's Make football safe, not sorry
Reporting Concerns


If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.

By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under-18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.

Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.

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