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Safeguarding and Welfare

English football takes safeguarding extremely seriously. The ongoing work to make the game as safe and enjoyable as possible is led by The FA, the game’s governing body in this country. This work is delivered through County FAs such as ourselves in conjunction with leagues and clubs.
A clear safeguarding strategy has been put in place by English football to protect people involved in the national game. It is complete with policies, procedures and regulations. Every club in the country must adhere to the policies which apply to them. If not, they face sanctions, including suspension from playing.
Within this section of our website, you'll find all the necessary information and policies on safeguarding and welfare, social media guidance, local initiatives and details on upcoming courses and workshops to ensure you stay on top of your club or leagues safeguarding responsibilities.

If you have any questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact either Steve Goldsmith, Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) for the Isle of Man FA on 01624 613750 or Frank Stennett, Senior Safeguarding Lead (SSL) for the Isle of Man FA on 01624 613750.

If you prefer to email, both the DSO and SSL can be reached via

Taking Safeguarding Online

Taking Safeguarding online

In today's world, safeguarding children and young people applies as much online as it does face to face.

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.

FA Safeguarding Policies

Keep up to date with policies and procedures

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