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Safeguarding and Welfare


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.
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'll 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 leagues safeguarding responsibilities.

The RAF FAs Designated Safeguarding Officer is Sam Wheeler who can be contacted on 01993 895989 or email


It is vital that OICs Football check to see if they have any U18s playing or involved with football at their Units and attention is brought to the following guide:


player and club guide to personal hearings


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