Reporting Concerns


Explanatory films and general information (see below) outline how safeguarding concerns should be reported to the football authorities – and how they are investigated.

They also show how we work together across the game and with the statutory agencies to investigate and risk-manage any concerns raised.

Reporting concerns – the confidential and effective ways to report concerns about a child’s welfare. This section includes two explanatory films: ‘Reporting Concerns’ and ‘The Four Steps to Safeguarding’.

Please remember that if a child or young person is in immediate danger then ALWAYS call 999.

To refer a concern or incident to the Safeguarding Team and/or The FA Safeguarding Team, there is a standard ‘Safeguarding Referral Form’ to complete and send to or – click HERE to open the form.

Other Related Organisations who can assist in reporting concerns:

CPSU (Child Protection in Sport Unit)
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)
Sporting Chance Clinic

Useful Resources

- Safeguarding - Let's make football safe, not sorry
- Information and support for individuals receiving a disclosure
- Information for those against whom a complaint has been made
- Safeguarding Policy 2018-19
- Safeguarding Regulations 2018-19