Safeguarding and Welfare


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 for individuals who wish to learn more about our commitment to safeguarding, and where you can help progress your understanding and skills.

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01372 387 090.
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Safeguarding@surreyfa.com

Providing a positive welcome at your club

The FA have recently launched a new document titled 'Providing a positive welcome at your club'. This document aims to support clubs to reflect on the info they currently make available for parents/carers, how they do this and what could be enhanced. Click here to view and download.



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Struggling with DBS integration on the Whole Game System?

Here's a video to you through the process!

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Are you looking to renew your Safeguarding Children certification?

Online Safeguarding Children Recertification

You can now renew your FA Safeguarding Children qualification online instead of attending the course. The FA have put together a guide document for this which you can download via the link below.

Committee member safeguarding training

If you are a Committee Member of a club in Surrey, it is crucial you undertake our online safeguarding course, and a requirement for club affiliation for some roles.

You can watch a short video using the link below for an understanding of how the course works.



Every club which runs a 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.


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) | Safeguarding@TheFA.com  
NSPCC: 0800 800 5000 | help@nspcc.org.uk
Childline: 0800 1111 | www.childline.org.uk 
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.

To find best practice information and policies from The FA, please head through to the dedicated section of their website

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