Safeguarding & North Riding FA

Safeguarding & North Riding FA

Building a safe and inclusive environment for all

English football takes safeguarding extremely seriously. The ongoing work to make the game as safe and enjoyable as possible is led by The FA, the game’s governing body in this country. This work is delivered through County FA's such as ourselves in conjunction with leagues and clubs. 

A clear safeguarding strategy has been put in place by English football to protect people involved in the national game. It is complete with policies, procedures and regulations. Every club in the country must adhere to the policies which apply to them. If not, they face sanctions, including suspension from playing.

Within this section of our website, you'll find all the necessary information and policies on safeguarding and welfare, social media guidance, local initiatives and details on upcoming courses and workshops to ensure you stay on top of your club or leagues safeguarding responsibilities. 

Safeguarding at North Riding FA

The North Riding 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.

Forthcoming Safeguarding Courses And Workshops

We offer a range of safeguarding services and training to help create a safe and enjoyable football experience for everyone.

Obtaining A DBS

Every coach within the Youth game is required to hold a valid and in-date FA Specific DBS. To find out how to obtain a DBS, please download the documents below:

CRC (DBS) Integration - Applicant Manual

CRC Integration FAQs

CRC Integration - Club Welfare Officers Manual

We're on hand to help

North Riding FA are keen to supply its Safeguarding Workforce with a number of CPD opportunities. In order to support the voluntary workforce, a number of Safeguarding Workshops will be held throughout the footballing season. 

North Riding FA Safeguarding Team

Steven Wade: Senior Safeguarding Lead
Jennie Bennett: Football Operations and Safeguarding Manager (Designated Safeguarding Officer)
Clair Shield: Assistant Designated Safeguarding Officer 
Dave Goodwin: Board Safeguarding Champion

Get In Touch

Jennie Bennett

Football Operations and Safeguarding Manager (Designated Safeguarding Officer)

By Phone:
 01642 717778

By Email:  


Clair Shield

Assistant Designated Safeguarding Officer

Phone: 01642 717770


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If you are concerned, get in touch or call NSPCC's 24 hour helpline on 0808 800 5000.

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