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.
We deal with safeguarding concerns, or any concerns with poor behaviour towards children and young people and we liaise with clubs and leagues to ensure children enjoy their football in a safe environment. All concerns reported to us regarding poor practice or abuse are dealt with sensitively and appropriately.
If you see anything that concerns you please report HERE and North Riding County’s Safeguarding Officer will look into addressing appropriately.