Safeguarding and Welfare

The Isle of Man FA work closely with The FA to ensure that the relevant policies and procedures are being adopted by all member clubs throughout the Isle of Man.

As part of The FA’s role in aiming to do everything it can to support a safe and enjoyable framework for football, a new film has been made outlining the four key steps to safeguarding.

The film, featuring Wayne Rooney, Steph Houghton, Jack Rutter and Nathaniel Chalobah explains how both parents and children can raise concerns they have about adults working in football and centered around how the 8,500 safeguarding officers working across England football take the following four steps:


  • Checked – from coaches to referees, all are given suitable safeguarding training.
  • Trained – from coaches to referees, all are given suitable safeguarding training.
  • Hear – concerns from both children and adults will be listened to.
  • Report – the importance of raising concerns about a child’s welfare


To view the video. click HERE


For more information, click HERE


Criminal Record Checks

The FA believes that football should be safe and enjoyable for all children and has introduced Criminal Records Checks (CRC) to help in this process. Everyone who is working in regulated activity in grassroots football in the Isle of Man must have an FA CRC.

CRC (also known as DBS) replaced the previous CRB check system in early 2013. CRCs assess an individual’s criminal records history and allow The FA to make an informed decision on whether that person is suitable for a position working with children and vulnerable adults.


The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop

This is a three-hour workshop which covers a number of issues surrounding the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. Please contact the County Welfare Officer Steve Goldsmith to find out when the Safeguarding Courses are being held.

The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop can be renewed online for free, but in order to do this you must have already completed a face-to-face, three-hour FA Safeguarding Children Workshop. See the downloadable PDF at the bottom of this page for more.


Want More Information

Please contact Isle of Man FA by emailing or call 01624 615576 and ask for Stephen Goldsmith who is the County Welfare Officer.

It is mandatory for all clubs with youth teams to have a Club Welfare Officer(s). Visit for all the relevant information.


Video: "Lets make football safe, not sorry"

The link above is a detailed video, narrated by Graham Le Saux, on the procedures of reporting safeguarding issues.

 More information can be found by clicking HERE.