Backing for Current Players
Safeguarding and Welfare
Everyone in football has a responsibility to make our game safe and enjoyable.
For example, if as a player you have a concern about the treatment of an under 18s player at your club, you have a duty to report it. There are various confidential ways to do this.
Find out how The FA and ourselves manage safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, including reporting concerns. Please click here to find out more.
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.