Rules and Regulations

REFEREES PLAY A KEY PART IN ENSURING FOOTBALL IS FAIR, SAFE AND INCLUSIVE FOR ALL

Here you will find the resources you need, including laws of the game, matchday guidance and information on safeguarding.

Referee Course 1

Match Day Guidance

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Other Guidance

Safeguarding and Welfare

SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY

Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make our game as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone.

This is particularly true if your role as a referee involves officiating matches where children and young people under the age of 18 are playing. It also applies if as you are officiating alongside under-18 referees and assistant referees.

Find out how The FA and CFAs manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.

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Laws of the Game

FA Welfare Officer Workshop

Criminal Records Checks

Keep up to date with our local safeguarding activities. You’ll find details of forthcoming safeguarding training courses and workshops, how to obtain a Criminal Record Check (CRC) if you need one – and lots of other relevant information.

AMENDMENTS TO RED CARD REPORTING

 

Please see below Amendments to red card reporting (June 2018)