Coronavirus

Coronavirus queries relating to Safeguarding

What if I have a Safeguarding concern for an under-18 or adult at risk?
The normal processes still apply. If you have an immediate concern outside office hours, the Police or another agency should be notified. The department is ...
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 6:54 PM
What guidance is there for engaging with children aged under 18 in football via virtual interactions
We encourage all leagues and clubs to familiarise themselves with these new guidance notes to keep abreast of best practice when engaging with children aged...
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 6:55 PM
I’ve booked onto a Safeguarding Children Workshop or a Welfare Officer Workshop. What is happening regarding my workshop?
In-line with the current suspension of all grassroots football, our programme is also postponed until further notice. Once we have an idea of timescales for...
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 6:56 PM
Workshops: How will this affect my/the club’s position for 2020/21 affiliation?
This is subject to review depending on the progress of Covid-19. We will be liaising with The FA to have a better understanding for this period and the impa...
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 6:57 PM
What is the situation regarding FA DBS checks?
The FA are implementing temporary changes to DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks in football for the period which football is suspended due to Coron...
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 6:57 PM
What if my DBS expires?
We are in regular communication with The FA, and have received guidance on this process. We are aware that individuals will be receiving notifications of th...
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 6:58 PM
How do I commence new, or renew an existing, DBS application?
No new FA DBS checks should be undertaken at this time. We are in communication with The FA and we receive updates, which will be shared. You may alread...
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 6:59 PM
Will my re-scheduled course/workshop run in the same way as the one I booked?
Every effort will be made to ensure courses follow a like-for-like delivery structure, including the course tutor(s). Work has already started on this. We a...
Thu, 14 May, 2020 at 7:01 PM