Guidance and advice for all elements of the game
Safeguarding and Welfare
Everyone in football has a responsibility to make our game safe and enjoyable.
For example, if as a player you have a concern about the treatment of an under-18 player at your club, you have a duty to report it. There are various confidential ways to do this.
Find out how The FA and Lancashire FA manage safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, including reporting concerns.
The FA's Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, players and parents from grassroots to elite football - to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game.
If you feel that an adult connected to your league or club (e.g. a referee, coach or a volunteer) is mistreating someone under the age of 18, there are various confidential ways you can report this.
By ‘mistreating’, we mean behaving towards under-18s in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.
Find out more and watch a short film The FA has produced explaining how to report your concerns. Of course, everything is completely confidential.
FULL-TIME is the easy way of managing your football leagues online. The FA is offering it free to all affiliated leagues across the country.
FULL-TIME is the only league administration package that works in conjunction with TheFA.com, your County website and Whole Game System.