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Safeguarding and Welfare

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility.

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Safeguarding & Welfare FAQs

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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.

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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 recently begun to integrate the DBS process onto WGS. Find out more about this process here.

The FA have recently begun to integrate the DBS process onto WGS. Find out more about this process here.

 If you have any emails please email safeguarding@middlesexfa.com

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

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:

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