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Safeguarding & Welfare

SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY

WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU

The on-going work to make the game as safe and enjoyable as possible is led by The FA, the game’s governing body in this country and is delivered through Liverpool County FA in conjunction with leagues and clubs on Merseyside.

On this page you'll find resources that can assist in making grassroots football safer.

A child or young person may inform you directly that he or she is concerned about someone’s behaviour towards them, or you may become aware, through your own observations or through a third party, of possible abuse occurring.

Safeguarding contacts

Telephone: 0151 523 4488 (Ext 109)

Lystra.Landon@liverpoolfa.com

Safeguarding@liverpoolfa.com

Telephone: 0151 523 4488 (Ext 105)

Steven.Swinnerton@liverpoolfa.com

Telephone: 0151 523 4488 (Ext 106)

Daniel.Green@liverpoolfa.com

Telephone: 0151 523 4488 (Ext 129)

Anthony.Smith@liverpoolfa.com

There are five ways to report a concern:

To your Club Welfare Officer – please find out from your club who the named person is.

To your County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer Safeguarding@LiverpoolFA.com

By emailing or calling The FA Safeguarding Team at Safeguarding@TheFA.com or 0800 169 1863

 Call the NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 if urgent and you cannot contact your club, league, or County FA Designated Safeguarding Office.

 Call the Police (999) or Children’s Social Care in your area If it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk.

Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague’s conduct towards a child or young person can also use whistleblowing by calling 0800 169 1863 and asking for The FA’s safeguarding team, or via email to Safeguarding@TheFA.com

Under 18?

Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help - 0800 1111

Please remember that if you are in immediate danger, ALWAYS call 999

Play Safe

In November 2021, the FA launched the Play Safe initiativeClick to find out more

Play Safe

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Mental Health

Liverpool County FA is committed to ensuring that all involved with grassroots football locally have access to mental health support.

Access Support

FA Safeguarding

BEST PRACTICE AND GUIDANCE NOTES – THE COMPLETE DIRECTORY

Over the years The FA has compiled guidance documents to help clubs create fun, safe and inclusive environments.

View the documents

Safeguarding Courses

The FA Bootroom offers a number of safeguarding courses for all members of the grassroots football community.

FA Bootroom Safeguarding Courses

The FA Bootroom