Safeguarding Updates

Safeguarding In Derbyshire

Derbyshire FA offers a range of safeguarding services and training to help create a safe and enjoyable football experience for everyone. We ensure safeguarding requirements are met as a requirement of club affiliation and we support clubs to maintain these standards. This includes making unannounced safeguarding visits to clubs.

Obtaining A Criminal Records Check

If you are a volunteer within a club with youth teams your first point of call should be your Club Welfare Officer. Your Club Welfare Officer will be able to help you start your CRC as well as complete the verification of documents required as part of the CRC process.

If you are a referee and need to either obtain or renew a CRC, you will need to contact Cath Morton or Ryan Haynes to get you started. You will need to be able to provide the documents you wish to use to Derbyshire FA to complete the verification process.


Reporting Concerns

Have a concern that you would like to report?

All concerns will investigated thoroughly and will remain confidential.

Support For Welfare Officers

If you are looking to become a welfare officer for your club or league, you will need to have in place an FA CRC disclosure (within 3 years) and have attended the FA Safeguarding Children Course and the FA Welfare Officer Workshop.

Once you have met the above criteria, you can be registered as the Welfare Officer for your club or league and will have access to the Whole Game System (WGS) and be able to verify CRCs for your club and ensure your club or league are working towards best practice.

Cath Morton, County Welfare Officer, will be able to provide all the necessary support you need in the role which may include; advice, training and ongoing support as well as CPD opportunities.