Parent and Carer Guidance

Safeguarding, Welfare & Inclusion

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

DBS Guidance

Having an FA DBS is a mandatory requirement for people who work in football where children (Under 18's) are involved. As part of the FA's requirements for affiliation, they have created a video playlist to help people with the process. 


Click the link below to go to the YouTube playlist.

DBS Club Guidance - YouTube

Safeguarding newsletters

Our Designated Safeguarding Officer, Danielle Harris, puts together monthly newsletters covering safeguarding and initiatives which clubs take part in. Please see our latest newsletters below:

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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