The FA has a three part approach to safeguarding children:
- Getting the right people involved - carrying out references and Criminal Record Checks
- Creating a safe environment – ensuring clubs have codes of conduct and use best practice
- Promoting clear systems- to deal with concerns and reinforce FA policy and procedures
Bedfordshire FA works closely with The FA to ensure that all the relevant safeguarding children policies and procedures are being adopted by all our affiliated youth leagues and clubs to protect children and protect the interests of our clubs.
It is a mandatory requirement that all youth football clubs and leagues have an FA qualified Welfare Officer in place before they can affiliate to Bedfordshire FA.
Sarah DaCosta - Inclusion & Safeguarding Officer
Phone: 07960 500723