Safeguarding

Safeguarding & Welfare

Building a safe and inclusive environment For ALL

We are committed to our responsibilities in safeguarding the welfare of all young people involved in grassroots football

We fully support and appreciate our team of dedicated volunteer Club and League Welfare Officers working towards maintaining a safe and fun environment for young people who play, train, referee and coach.

We strongly believe in ‘listening to children and young people’ and that their views are really important. We encourage young people to visit our Kidzone pages.

Within this section of our website, you'll find all the necessary information, policies and guidance relating to safeguarding and welfare to ensure you stay on top of your club or leagues safeguarding responsibilities.

To help with your questions or to report concerns please contact our designated safeguarding team, details of which can be found at the foot of this page.

If you have an urgent safeguarding concern then please call The FA / NSPCC 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. For more details on reporting concerns, please visit the '2: Reporting Concerns' section below.

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WATCH OUR VIDEO ABOUT SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN IN FOOTBALL
The FA is asking every parent/carer with a child involved in football to take a few minutes to watch the video. It outlines what you should expect from your club and how you can play your part in safeguarding your child.
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1: Football's safeguarding framework

Overarching policies, procedures and regulations
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2: Reporting concerns

The FA referral form and how to report your concerns
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3: Safer recruitment and DBS Checks

Recruiting advice, who needs a DBS Check and how to get one
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4: Safeguarding training

The FA courses and re-certification
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5: The Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) network

Roles, responsibilities and guidance for those in post
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6: Safeguarding in the digital world

Club websites, digital communications with children and staying safe online
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7: Children and young people (under-18s)

Children’s rights and guidance for clubs on safeguarding deaf and disabled under-18s
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8: Parents and carers

Playing your part - questions you should ask
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9: Support for adult survivors

Guidance, support and reporting abuse
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10: Safeguarding adults in disability football

Supporting adult open-age disability football
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11: The complete downloads directory

All the guidance notes in one place
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12: Other key safeguarding organisations

Contact information

Designated Safeguarding Team

Sandra Redhead

Sandra Redhead
Designated Safeguarding Manager
M: 07525 667076
E: Sandra.Redhead@SussexFA.com

Larette Tritton

Larette Tritton
Designated Safeguarding Officer
M: 07858 518207
E: Larette.Tritton@SussexFA.com

Get In Touch

Phone: 01903 768578
(9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday)

Email: Safeguarding@SussexFA.com