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Safeguarding in Middlesex

Safeguarding support and services in Middlesex

Creating a safe and enjoyable football experience for all.

The Middlesex 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.

Here are details of the current safeguarding support services we offer:

Get In Touch

By Phone: 020 8515 6903 (Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm)

By Email: neill.fowler@middlesexfa.com

obtaining a crc

obtaining a criminal records check (crc)

The FA requires those working in eligible* roles with children and young people to pass a criminal records check. This is in line with legislation and government guidance and is standard practice. Find out if you need one, why you need one and how to obtain a CRC by clicking the link below. Middlesex FA County Welfare Officer, Neill Fowler, handles all CRC applications made to the county. Click below to contact him. 


If you have any concerns regarding the about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, please make sure you report it as soon as possible. 

As a County FA we have trained staff who have experience in dealing with these concerns and can ensure the necessary action is taken. Even If a concern doesn't meet the criteria and standard required for county involvement, advice will be given to clubs on how to investigate the issue internally using their club's policies, procedures and constitution. All concerns are treated confidentially. 

You can find out more about how to report safeguarding and welfare concerns by clicking the link below. 



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support for welfare officers. 

A Club Welfare Officer deals with poor practice cases within their club, gives advice and guidance to club members and ensures everyone is playing their part in keeping the games safe and inclusive. 

In order to become a Welfare Officer, you are required to have an up-to-date Criminal Records Check, an FA Safeguarding Children Qualification, a committee safeguarding course qualification and will have to have attended a Welfare Officers Workshop.

Ongoing support, advice, training guidance is available at any time via County Welfare Officer, Neill Fowler.




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