COE U16s

Safeguarding and Welfare

ISLE OF MAN FA 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 England, the Isle of Man and Channel Islands. 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.

You will find information on the safeguarding requirements of various roles below. You will find all the safeguarding courses mentioned in the below documents here.

You can apply for an FA DBS check through your club, or here.




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There are five ways to report a concern:

• To your Club Welfare Officer – please find out from your club who the named person is.

• To your County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer: Steve Goldsmith - details above.

• By emailing or calling The FA Safeguarding Team at or 0800 169 1863

• Call the NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 if urgent and you cannot contact your club, league, or County FA Designated Safeguarding Office.

• If a child or adult is at immediate risk, call the Police (999) or contact Manx Care (01624) 686178.

Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague’s conduct towards a child or young person can also use whistleblowing by calling 0800 169 1863 and asking for The FA’s safeguarding team, or via email to

Under 18?

Childline offers free, confidential advice and support whatever your worry, whenever you need help - 0800 1111

Please remember that if you are in immediate danger, ALWAYS call 999.

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Taking Safeguarding Online

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

DBS Checks

Click here to download details of how to obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if you need one.

FA Safeguarding Policies

Keep up to date with policies and procedures.
Every Mind Matters

Mental Health

Isle of Man FA works to ensure that all involved in grassroots football have the resources available to support mental health.

Photography at Under-18 Football Events

A reminder of the legal elements of photography at under-18 football events.