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Safeguarding and Welfare

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

Discover how you can play your 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.

Meet our Safeguarding Team

Get in Touch:

Call: 0208 515 1919 Option 2

Email: Safeguarding@middlesexfa.com

Kev Browne

Kevin Browne

Board Safeguarding Champion


Kayleigh Saunders

Senior Safeguarding Lead

Designated Safeguarding Officer, Rebecca Chapman poses in front of a Middlesex FA Banner

Rebecca Chapman

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Daniel May

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Daniel Perkins

Daniel Perkins

Deputy Safeguarding Officer

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Gemma Webster

Safeguarding Assistant

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Anti Bullying Policy

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Equality Policy

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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

In today’s world, safeguarding children and young people applies as much online as it does face-to-face.
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Safeguarding in Open Aged Football

Safeguarding advice for open aged clubs with 16 & 17-year-olds players
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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
Inclusion - Football is For All

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!
Kids Zone

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.

The FA Guidance on Physical Contact With Young People

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The FA Guidance on Behaviour When Working With Young People

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The FA Guidance on Managing Challenging Behaviour With Young People

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The FA Guidance on Providing a Positive Welcome to Your Club

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Watch The FA's video about safeguarding children in football
Safeguarding & Welfare FAQs

The FA have a number of Safeguarding Policy and Procedure templates these are:

The FA has produced this handy guidance to help with safer recruitment.

The FA has an Anti-Bullying policy which can be found here

To register your Club for online DBS Checks, check out the latest guidance from The FA here

Click below for the full guide.


Yes you can, to find out how, click here.

To find out more about adult disability football The FA have produced a number of documents:

You should encourage anyone involved with these teams to complete the FA's 'Safeguarding Adults' Online Course. Click here for a guide on how to access this.

Click below to find out more.


When travelling and/or staying overnight with underage players The FA has a policy document to help, this can be found here.

The FA's photography and filming policy can be found here

The FA has a policy to support communication with underage players through social media, this can be found here.

To find the full directory of FA safeguarding guidance, click here

The FA's Respect Code of Conduct can be found here

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.

The FA have integrated the DBS process onto WGS. Find out more about this process here.

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

Please contact our Coach Education team at coaching@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. 

Find out what you need to do here


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:

Click Here

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