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Safeguarding and Welfare

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

Discover how you can play you part to ensure football in Middlesex is safe and enjoyable for all. 

Please remember that if a CHILD, YOUNG PERSON or VULNERABLE ADULT is in immediate danger then ALWAYS call 999!

Below you will find a range of different resources to support you or your clubs safe running for all. If there is anything you cannot find the answer to then please make contact with our Safeguarding Team whose details can be found on this page.

Get in Touch:

Sharon Porter: 0208 515 6909

Neill Fowler: 0208 515 6903

Email: Safeguarding@middlesexfa.com

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Safeguarding Policies and reporting concerns

Keeping Football Safe & Enjoyable For All.              
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Safeguarding Initiatives in Middlesex

There are a number of important safeguarding initiatives within Middlesex - Find Out More
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Taking Safeguarding online

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The FA Safeguarding

View The FA's vast Safeguarding support including a number of guidance documents that are available to download
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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Football within Middlesex is open to everyone and anyone who wishes to play. Find out a little more about how we do this!
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Middlesex FA Kidzone

The MFA Kidzone is a fun and safe place for children involved in football to find out about how they can stay safe.
Safeguarding & Welfare FAQs

Yes, you need to contact your County FA to do this. We need the full details of the individual before searching records. This must include full birth name, address & DOB. The merge takes 48 hours to complete. 

Yes, find out how you can renew online here

We can only process a DBS (Criminal Records Check) if you are a member or going to join the FA Licensed Coaches Club. Detail of how to do this can be found on our coaches page.

Please email fachecks@thefa.com informing that you wish to register your club with their service. 

Please email fachecks@thefa.com, informing them that you are the Club Welfare Officer and want to be added as a verifier. Also, if the previous CWO is no longer with the club, please ask for them to be removed. 

The original email sent from FA Checks, has this guidance. 

Please contact our Football Development Administrator Jacob Ballheimer on jacob.ballheimer@middlesexfa.com who will be able to look into this. Please provide all relevant information such as FAN, Full Name and DOB.


Those can be a verifier are: Club Secretary, Club Chairman and Club Welfare Officer. 


Security experts from Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) have commissioned the creation of an animated core film designed to teach young people how to react if caught up in a gun or knife terror attack. The film, aimed at 11 to 16 year olds, will also show them what to do if they see suspicious behaviour or a suspicious item.

More information and material can be found on the link below:

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