Safeguarding Children

The safety and security of all children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in the game of football in Surrey is very high on the Surrey County FA’s agenda.

***April 2014 - Please click here for the latest CRC update***

Please click a document below to learn more about Safeguarding Children in Surrey:

Club Welfare Officers (CWOs)
Appointing a Club Welfare Officer
Changing a Club Welfare Officer
Club Welfare Officer Roles and Responsibilities

Youth League Welfare Officers (YLWOs)
Appointing a Youth League Welfare Officer
Youth League Welfare Officer Roles and Responsibilities

CRB Checks
Paper CRB Guidance Notes
Guide to Safeguarding on Member Services for CWOs
Member Services Guide for Club Secretary or Charter Standard Coordinators
Every Coach Every Club campaign poster

Best Practice
Click Here for a list of Best Practice advice, including the use of photographs, social media and FAQs.

Online Courses and Online Renewals

There is an improved Online Safeguarding Service for clubs available to all volunteer Club and Youth League Welfare Officers only. It can be accessed by
clicking here. With it you can:

 - Receive updates from the Equality & Children Protection (ECP) department via the Safeguarding page
 - View the CRB and SCW Certificate via the Club Status screen
 - Filter records by CRB Status (Accepted, In Progress or Not Started)
 - Remove individuals who are no longer involved with the club
 - Add Individuals missing from the club records
 - Print the Safeguarding records of individuals at the club. View the Safeguarding profile of an individual by clicking on an individual’s FAN via the Club Status page. This includes their CRB, SCW and WOW records along with the contact details we have on record.

Online CRBs - You can register your club by emailing requesting access. Club Welfare Officers will be sent a username and password, as well as instructions on how to get started.

Online Rectification - An online course is now available to renew your Child Safeguarding Certificate. You can access the website

Changes to Online Safeguarding Children Recertification
Paper CRB Guidance Notes
Safeguarding Children Recertification User Guide
Safeguarding Children Online Recertification Course FAQs 

Staying Safe Online and CEOP
Top tips for parents/carers
Guidance for welfare officers
Tips for coaches, medics and refs
Reporting abuse online

For any other queries please contact Frank Thompson on or 01372 384 745