CFA Contacts

Safeguarding at Northamptonshire FA

Working to ensure football is safe for everybody

Keeping local grassroots football safe

Northamptonshire 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.

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 

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

Contact

Sue Miller

County Welfare Officer

E-Mail: sue.miller@northantsfa.com

Telephone: 01604 679220 (Monday-Wednesday)

OBTAINING A CRC

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 County Welfare Officer, Sue Miller, handles all CRC applications made to the county. Click below to contact her.

Safeguarding Updates
Let's Make football safe, not sorry
Summer of support
Reporting Concerns

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 guidance is available at any time via our County Welfare Officer, Sue Miller.

Become a welfare officer

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