Safeguarding and Welfare


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 FAs 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.




Girls Football

Safeguarding Policies


Safeguarding South Yorkshire

For more information on CRC, Welfare Courses and Safeguarding updates

Social Media Guidance


Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA have a Lead Safeguarding and Welfare Officer and a Deputy Safeguarding Officer who are available to support any concerns regarding Safeguarding and Welfare. 

Lead Safeguarding and Welfare Officer: Lisa Glaves -

Phone: 0114 261 5514

No, reporting a safeguarding concern is completely anonymous and individuals data and information will be protected. 

You will need a FAN number to be able to book onto and complete the course. This is FREE to create and can be completed through our website. 

Get In Touch

By Phone: 0114 261 5514
(8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday)

By Email:

safeguarding children workshop

The workshop will raise your awareness and specifically help you to be able to:

  • Identify and build on best practice in football
  • Recognise signs of abuse and identify what behaviour causes concern
  • Identify the actions to take if you have a concern and who can help
  • Develop your action plan for change

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