OBTAINING A CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK (CRC)
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.
It'S EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
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.