Parent and Carer Guidance

Safeguarding and Welfare

Ensuring a safe and inclusive environment For All

Safeguarding is Everyone's Responsibility

Read up on our policies and important things to consider which will help ensure football is safe and enjoyable for all below.


If you need to report any concerns you may have about the behaviour of an adult towards a child, young person or adult at risk please complete the form below. You can also use this form to report any poor practice you have witnessed at clubs or footballing events. If there is a child, young person or adult at risk in immediate risk of harm or danger, please ring the police on 999 or the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000 and contact our Designated Safeguarding Officer on 07469422520.

If you are unsure on the steps of reporting a safeguarding concern, please refer to the poster below:



Safeguarding Reporting Form

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Safeguarding in Herefordshire

Important info, services and support for safeguarding at your club: reporting concerns, details on Criminal Record Checks and safeguarding/welfare courses.
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Safeguarding U18 in Open Age Football

All the information you need in relation to adult clubs and their responsibilities to protecting 16/17 year olds playing in open-aged football.

Safeguarding Policies

Every club in the country must adhere to these policies
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Social Media Guidance

Social Media Guidance
Safeguarding for Children

Football should be fun!

Herefordshire FA want all children and young people in the county to have a positive footballing experience. You should feel safe and happy when you're playing football.

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