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Safeguarding and Welfare

English football takes safeguarding extremely seriously.

The ongoing work to make the game as safe and enjoyable as possible is led by The FA, the game’s governing body in this country. This work is delivered through County FAs such as ourselves in conjunction with leagues and clubs.

A clear safeguarding strategy has been put in place by English football to protect people involved in the national game. It is complete with policies, procedures and regulations. Every club in the country must adhere to the policies which apply to them. If not, they face sanctions, including suspension from playing.

Please see the poster below for further information on The FA’s Whistleblowing policy. If you would like to adopt this template to feature your club’s badge, please contact

Safeguarding poster


Get in touch

Sarah Pridmore

Designated Safeguarding Officer

(E) /

(T) 01522 596583

(M) 07973 666778


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