Safeguarding And Welfare

In light of the current Covid-19 situation, we are currently working from home.

Therefore, during this period, our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Designated Safeguarding Officer and RESPECT Lead can be contacted via:


Sarah Willis

Designated Safeguarding Officer and RESPECT Lead at Birmingham County FA

M: 07791 120829


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.

Within this section of our website, you will find all the necessary information and policies on safeguarding, social media guidance, local initiatives and details on upcoming courses and workshops to ensure you stay on top of your club or league's safeguarding responsibilities.

Our dedicated team are here to support and assist with any queries you might have regarding safeguarding within your club, the County FA and football in general.

Safeguarding is Everyone’s Responsibility


Safeguarding Policies and Procedures

Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make our game as safe and enjoyable as possible

Reporting Concerns

Coaching Board

Courses and CPD

For All Inclusion Final



Disclosure and Barring Service Checks

DBS Measures Guidance Update – Tuesday 26 January 2021

The date of DBS checks that are due to expire between 1st October 2020 and 31st May 2021 will be extended by one calendar year. This follows the action that was taken in April 2020 for checks that expired between 1st March 2020 and 31st September 2020 to be extended by one calendar year. 

For the avoidance of doubt, only checks expiring between 1st October 2020 and 31st May 2021 are to be extended. DBS checks that were extended 1st March to 31st September are not to be extended further.

BCFA Youth Hub

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