Online reporting2

See it, hear it, report it

Sarah Wood
Report your concerns

Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA want to ensure that football is an inclusive and safe place to play football.

Our new reporting procedures gives you online access to report any concerns that you may have witnessed within grassroots football.

All reports will be dealt with in a timely manner by qualified staff members.

Safeguarding

Anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child and or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, is required to refer it to Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA. The team is staffed by professionals who are experienced in dealing with these concerns.

HIGH THRESHOLD CASES

If the concern can be categorised as:

- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Neglect
- Bullying

You must email safeguarding@thefa.com as soon as possible.

If the concern involves possible or actual risk of harm to children, you must you can call The NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 – or if it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the police or children’s social care.

POOR PRACTICE

If the concern DOES NOT involve any of the categories above and DOES NOT involve possible or actual risk of harm to children, you can report it via our new online report form

Discrimination

Discrimination has no place in society and we are committed to tackling allegation of discriminatory language and behaviour in grassroots football.

We encourage any discrimination experienced or witnessed to be reported and  will work in collaboration with the participants and The Football Association to ensure any proven instances of racism are addressed with the perpetrators concerned.

Allegations of discrimination can be submitted by anyone.  Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA may contact the individual who has made the allegation to understand the context of the allegation.  All incidents will be investigated. 

You can report any incidents via our new online report form


Our online reporting procedure can be found on the homepage of the Sheffield FA website.

If you have any other concerns please email Info@SheffieldFA.com or call 0114 261 5500.