Safeguarding Children is everyone’s responsibility – including Devon FA as the game’s governing body in the county. Creating fun, safe football environments is central to Safeguarding Children.
Safeguarding Children is everyone's responsibility and having Welfare Officers in all Youth Clubs and Leagues is crucial to The FA’s simple three-part approach to safeguarding. This includes:
Getting the right people involved - seeking references and DBS checks.
Creating a safe environment - codes of conduct, education and best practice.
Promoting clear systems - to deal with any concerns - policy and procedures.
Within this section of our website, you'll find all the necessary policies on safeguarding and welfare, details on how to raise a safeguarding concern and links to available courses and safeguarding guidance.
Our normal working hours are 9am – 5pm from Monday to Friday.
If you have an urgent Safeguarding enquiry then please call the FA/NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 – or if it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the Police or Children’s Social Care in your area.