Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

safe football environments

prioritising policy

We place the safeguarding and welfare of young people high on our agenda. It's the responsibility of every adult involved in football, thus every club is required to endorse and adhere to The FA’s Safeguarding Children Policy.

It’s important to remember that every child or young person, defined as any person under the age of 18, who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse.
Essex Football Structure 2018
Evie Clarke
immediate concerns?

useful contacts

We like to make sure we're offering the support needed by Welfare Officers and welcome concerns or suggestions. The feedback we've had has been really positive and we’d like to provide networking opportunities.
All those involved in the welfare aspect are working hard to provide the best possible environment for young people to participate in football. If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a young person/s, you should contact the relevant party, and should your concern be of an urgent and immediate nature, the telephone numbers listed will assist you. For other non-urgent queries, you're welcome to contact us via E-Mail at

local safeguarding children

nspcc and childline

NSPCC - (0808) 800 5000 
Local Safeguarding Children - (Outside Office Hours): (0845) 606 1212 
Childline - (0800) 11 11 
Police - 999 

If you are IMMEDIATELY concerned about a child’s welfare, contact the Police or Social Services on (0845) 603 7634 (during office hours) or (0845) 606 1212 (outside office hours).
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