IT'S EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
Looking after the welfare of children playing football
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 18's in a physical or verbal way you believe is threatening or makes the young person feel scared or bad.
Referring a concern can be done via your club, league or County FA – all will have a designated safeguarding officer (DSO). Alternatively, you can email us directly at
If the matter is urgent and you cannot contact your club or County FA designated safeguarding officer, you can call The NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 – or if it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the police or children’s social care in your area.
If you are concerned that someone may be behaving inappropriately or seeking to groom a child in an online environment, then please use the CEOP reporting button that will take you directly to the team at the National Crime Agency, as well as informing your County FA or The FA via
We want you to feel confident in football and to know that your child will have fun and be safe.
Looking after the welfare of adults playing football
Kewford Eagles follows the FA guidance on safeguarding adults, our coaches are all DBS checked and all have completed the relevant FA training.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Non-action is not an option.
Club Welfare Officer
Links to Kewford Safeguarding policies
- Safeguarding Children Policy
- Anti Bullying Policy
- Child Protection Policy
- Digital Communications with Children Policy
- Safeguarding Adults in Openage Adult Disability Football