Safeguarding at Northamptonshire FA
Working to ensure football is safe for everybody
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. Northamptonshire FA's Designated Safeguarding Officer handles all CRC applications made to the county.
It'S EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
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.
Support for Welfare Officers
A Club Welfare Officer deals with poor practice cases within their club, gives advice and guidance to club members and ensures everyone is playing their part in keeping the games safe and inclusive.
In order to become a Welfare Officer, you are required to have an up-to-date Criminal Records Check, an FA Safeguarding Children Qualification, a committee safeguarding course qualification and will have to have attended a Welfare Officers Workshop.
Ongoing support, advice, training and guidance is available at any time via our Designated Safeguarding Officer.