Safeguarding Children

The safety and security of all children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in the game of football in Surrey is one of Surrey FA's top priorities. This page features information, courses and training events for clubs and individuals who wish to learn more about the Safeguarding Children qualification and the FA's Criminal Record Checks.

Online Courses and Online Renewals

Safeguarding Children- There is a new Safeguarding Children Recertification Online. This is for all coaches or volunteers who have previously attended the Safeguarding Children Workshop and whose qualification needs renewing. To see the guidance document for completing the online recertification, please click here.

CRC Checks

Any queries, please contact Surrey FA on or 01372 384 745.

Committee Member Safeguarding Training

If you are a Committee Member of a club in Surrey, it is crucial you undertake our online safeguarding course. Please click here for more information.

What are the requirements for a Club Welfare Officer?

Every club which runs an U18 team or younger must have a Club Welfare Officer. To nominate an individual as a Club Welfare Officer, the person must have an In-Date accepted DBS Enhanced FA CRC Check. In addition, they must either have already attended a Safeguarding Workshop and a Welfare Officer Workshop.

Key Contacts

Listed below are key contacts with regards to reporting, receiving advice and anything else with regards to Safeguarding.

The FA: 0800 169 1863 (extension 6300 or 6400) |  
NSPCC: 0800 800 5000 |
Childline: 0800 1111 |

If you think a child is in immediate danger don't delay – call the police on 999 or call NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, straight away.

Online Abuse: If you have an issue regarding online abuse, please use the button below to submit a report to the Child Exploitation Online Protection centre.