Safeguarding at Liverpool FA


The Liverpool County Football Association is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and young people in football.

Individually and collectively, we are signed up to The FA’s Safeguarding Policy and Procedures, and we are committed to achieving The FA’s Safeguarding Operating Standard for County FAs.

Our overall aim is to:

• Implement preventative safeguarding measures and create fun, safe football environments;
• Make the reporting of concerns as easy as possible; and
• Ensure safeguarding and child protection concerns are investigated swiftly and thoroughly in conjunction with statutory agencies, The FA and other organisations as appropriate.

This commitment is made by our Board and CEO and applies to all our staff including part-time, county volunteers and members.

Emergency Contacts

FA NSPCC 24 HOUR Helpline: 0808 800 5000

Police Child Protection Unit: 01933 304420 (Mon-Fri 9-5)

Out of Hours: 01604 700700 or 999 


Gordon Johnson

County Safeguarding Officer

Phone: 0151 523 4488 (114)


Obtaining a Criminal Records Check (CRC)

The FA requires those working in eligible roles with children and young people to pass a criminal records check.

This is in line with legislation and government guidance and is standard practice.

Find out if you need one, why you need one and how to obtain a CRC by clicking the link below.

Learn more