Safeguarding And Welfare

please note, in light of covid-19, our office is closed until further notice.

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


Andrew Wheeler, Designated Safeguarding Lead at Birmingham County FA
M: 07980 830656

Sarah Willis, Designated Safeguarding Officer and RESPECT Lead at Birmingham County FA
M: 07791 120829

In April 2020, The FA implemented temporary changes to DBS checks for the period football is suspended due to Coronavirus, up to and including the start of the 2020-2021 season.

Click here to read the full statement and find out more about the changes implemented.


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 FA's 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.

Within this section of our website, you will find all the necessary information and policies on safeguarding and welfare,
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.


Safeguarding Policies

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

Birmingham County FA Safeguarding And Welfare

Local safeguarding information across our County
Safeguarding & Welfare Social Media Guidance

Social Media Guidance

Taking Safeguarding Online
For All Inclusion Final


Coach giving instructions

Face-to-face Identity Document Verification for DBS Checks

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