Safeguarding and Welfare


Every child or young person under the age of 18 who plays or participates in football should be able to take part in an enjoyable and safe environment and be protected from abuse and this is the responsibility of everyone involved in football. 

Worcestershire FA is committed to safeguarding the welfare of ALL young people involved in grassroots football. 

Worcestershire FA recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and young people by seeking to protect them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and from neglect or bullying. Affiliated football is therefore committed to working to provide a safe environment for all children and young people to participate in the sport to the best of their abilities.

We fully support and appreciate our team of dedicated Club and League Welfare Officers. Our team works towards maintaining a safe and fun environment for young people who play, train, referee, and coach. We strongly believe in listening to children and young people and think that their views are really important. 

Within this section of our website, you'll find all the necessary policies on safeguarding and welfare, details on how to raise a safeguarding concern and links to available courses and safeguarding guidance. 

Parents:  If you have a child playing football we recommend you watch this short video.

WFA Safeguarding Team



01905 827137 ext 214 or 07879 529731

If a child is in immediate danger or at risk of serious harm please call the police.

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Child Exploitation & Online Protection

Safeguarding and Welfare

Safeguarding Policies & reporting concerns

Coaching session

Safeguarding at Worcestershire FA

Team huddle

Best Practice and Guidance

worcestershire fa 'Youth Pitch'

Visit our new page designed for our young footballers, including lots of Information on how to stay safe in Football and how to get help if you need it.

WFA Youth Pitch