Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility and a top priority for Shropshire FA.

Our goal is to have someone at every club in the country aware of safeguarding children and best practice, whether it's a professional club with an Academy or a Sunday morning youth side.

Safeguarding is about doing things properly and allowing children to enjoy the game without abuse of any kind. That means bullying, physical, emotional or sexual abuse and neglect.

Football can have a powerful positive influence on children. But that means everyone involved in football must take on the responsibility of looking after those children that want to play the game.

We work closely with the FA to ensure that all the relevant Safeguarding Children policies and practices are being adopted by all our youth leagues and clubs throughout the county in order to protect the children effectively, as well as the interests of our clubs. We want football in Shropshire to take place in the safest possible environment.

The FA has a simple three part approach to help everyone;

•Getting the right people involved - carrying out references and CRC checks
•Creating a safe environment - Codes of conduct, education and best practice
•Promoting clear systems to deal with any concerns, policy and procedures

It is now a mandatory requirement for all Youth Clubs and Leagues to have a qualified Welfare Officer in place before Shropshire FA will affiliate them.

All of the necessary Welfare and Safeguarding courses run by Shropshire FA can be seen by clicking HERE. You can find out where and when the courses are being held by visiting our Courses pages.

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For more information you can click on the links below or contact Shropshire FA County Welfare Officer Victoria Vespa on 07918 764766 or email:

Or alternatively please contact: for any Safeguarding Reports.




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