Safeguarding for Coaches
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The DBS Process & Guidance and Safeguarding Training Requirements
YOUTH FOOTBALL MANAGERS, COACHES & TEAM OFFICIALS
Anyone working in an eligible role, directly working with children and young people – such as managers and coaches or team officials must have an in-date, FA Accepted, DBS Check and complete safeguarding training (renewable every two-to-three years), as part of responsible recruitment practice before they work or volunteer within football.
Please speak to your Club Welfare Officer to begin the process of your DBS application. You can also download the step-by-step guidance detailing how to complete your DBS at the bottom of this page.
OPEN AGE FOOTBALL MANAGERS, COACHES & TEAM OFFICIALS
If you are involved in an open age team that has 16/17-year-old players, you must have an in-date, FA Accepted, DBS Check and complete Safeguarding For All course found here.
Please contact our Safeguarding Team or league for more information.
ADULT DISABILITY FOOTBALL MANAGERS, COACHES & TEAM OFFICIALS
If you are involved with Adult Disability Teams you must undertake The FA’s free Safeguarding Adults course found here.
View all FA Safeguarding policies, Best Practice and Guidance notes for Safeguarding
Download LCFA DBS County Applicant Guidance Document
Telephone: 0151 523 4488 (Ext 105) & 07834181411
Telephone: 0151 523 4488 (Ext 129) & 07717862893
Telephone: 0151 523 4488 (Ext 110) & 07717862892
The FA Boot Room offers safeguarding courses for all areas of football.
Code of Conduct
You can download the FA Respect Code of Conduct for Coaches below.