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Safeguarding in Surrey

The Surrey FA offers a range of safeguarding services and training to help create a safe and enjoyable football experience for everyone. We ensure safeguarding requirements are met as a requirement of club affiliation and we support clubs to maintain these standards. This includes making unannounced safeguarding visits to clubs.

Here are details of the current safeguarding support services we offer:

Forthcoming safeguarding courses

Click here to view the FA Safeguarding Children Course, and to find out when the next courses will run.

Obtaining a Criminal Record Check (CRC)

Obtaining a CRC is mandatory for some roles, and forms an important part of many safeguarding processes.

See below for help and guidance:

Criminal Records Checks- FAQs
CRC Guidance notes for Applicants
CRC Guidance notes for Club Welfare Officers

Support and Development for Welfare Officers

Throughout the year, we deliver CPD Events for all of the county's Welfare Officers, and invite guests from the industry to provide expertise in their subject areas.

Keep an eye out for announcements of these free events, or email in the mean time.

Let's make football safe, not sorry
Reporting Concerns


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.

Get In Touch

If you have any questions regarding Safeguarding or Welfare, please feel free to get in touch with Phil Rendell, our Designated Safeguarding Officer.

By Phone

01372 387 090 | 07939 538 632

By Email

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