Preparing your Club for Affiliation

Sarah Wood
Safeguarding Requirements

As we approach the affiliation window for the upcoming 21/22 season we want to take this opportunity to clarify the mandatory qualification requirements for club and team officials. By addressing these qualification requirements early, we hope to simplify and speed up your affiliation experience! 



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FA DBS Applications

Club Welfare Officers (CWOs) can support club coaches and volunteers with their FA DBS application.  The process is completed via the Whole Game System and your CWO will verify your identification documents. 

For support with FA DBS applications please contact Safeguarding@SheffieldFA.com


Additional Requirements and Recommendations

In order to ensure that football is safe, fun and inclusive, it’s important that all volunteers involved have access to correct and up to date information.

The documents below provide further information about requirement and recommendations for volunteers involved in both adult and youth football.  

We encourage volunteers, players and parents to access safeguarding information from both their club and also The FA.

We all have a responsibility to ensure children and young people are as safe as possible whilst in our care.  

Adult Club - committee role requirements

youth club - committee role requirements

coach - requirements




Safeguarding and Welfare

  • Safeguarding Framework
  • Becoming a Welfare Officer
  • Report your Concerns
  • Safer Recruitment & DBS Checks
  • Training & Education
  • Local Safeguarding

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