If your concern is poor practice in relation to your club please contact your Club Welfare Officer. If you do not know who your Club Welfare Officer is, you have already spoken to them, or are concerned how a concern has been dealt with, please contact Cath Morton (County Welfare Officer, Derbyshire FA) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have witnessed something in football that concerns you that does not involve your football club then please email your concerns to Cath Morton, County Welfare Officer email@example.com.
Following receipt of a poor practice or safeguarding referral, Cath will fully investigate and liaise with the relevant individuals and organisations, which may include Club/ League Welfare Officers, Leagues, FA Case Management and statutory agencies including Local Authority Designated Officers (LADO’s) so that appropriate action can be taken.
If your concern is of a serious nature please contact The FA/ NSPCC helpline on 0808 056 0566 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.
Derby – First Response team - 01332 641172
Derbyshire - Starting Point - 01629 533190
If you are a victim of historical sexual abuse in football, please call 0800 023 2642
If Cath Morton (County Welfare Officer) is not available then safeguarding issues will be dealt with by Dawn Heron (Senior Safeguarding Lead) or Adam Jones (Deputy Safeguarding Officer). Derbyshire FA also has a Board Safeguarding Champion who is Gary Parkin.