Safe Recruitment

Safer recruitment is a term used when recruiting volunteers and staff to help you discourage people with a potential to cause harm.

It means you must take all reasonable steps to make sure that those you recruit into your organisation are suitable and appropriate.

It refers to a set of practices set out in government guidance that you need to use for all roles if you are delivering activity for children or adults at risk.

The principles are useful for everyone. 

Get in touch

Sarah Pridmore
Designated Safeguarding Officer

07534 442015

Futsal coach volunteer

We haven’t included this statement to scare you, what we are asking for is that clubs are doing everything they can to ensure that volunteers are suitable and appropriate.

To ensure that you are recruiting safely it is key to ensure that your club look into the following areas.

1.Role Profiles
3.Application Form
6.DBS Checks
7.Recruitment Decisions
8.Once in Post

Safe Recruitment policy

Whilst we appreciate that this can appear to be a time-consuming piece of work, once you have organised a recruitment strategy you will then be able to use it each time, the procedure should then become embedded within the clubs day to day running. 


Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA
Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA

Changing Lives Through Football

The Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA is a non-profit organisation that is responsible for the administration, development and governance of grassroots football within a 20 mile radius of Sheffield Cathedral.

Formed in 1867, we are the second-oldest football governing body after the Football Association (FA).

We work in partnership with the FA to deliver the national game strategy across our county to ensure everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful game.

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