Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding in Open Age Adult Football

KENT FA ARE HERE TO GUIDE CLUBS THROUGH THE RECENT CHANGES TO SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITIES IN OPEN AGE ADULT FOOTBALL. 

In January 2020, clubs and leagues will have received communication from The FA regarding changes to safeguarding responsibilities for adult disability teams and open-age adult teams with players aged 16-17. You can read more about these changes in the documents below. 

Kent FA recommend that every player aged 16-17 is given a copy of “Know Your Rights In Football” which can be downloaded below. This document ensures young players understand their rights in feeling safe, comfortable and not discriminated against, both on and off the field. It can also direct them to the appropriate help if they would like to report a concern.  

Kent FA are committed to supporting clubs and leagues throughout this process to ensure we keep the game safe and enjoyable for all. If you have any questions or would like to speak to a member of Kent’s safeguarding team, please call 01622 792140 or email safeguarding@kentfa.com 

FA Safeguarding Adults Online Course

The FA Safeguarding Adults Online Course brings to life The FA’s ‘Safeguarding Adults’ policy and describes how it can be implemented in adult open-age disability football. 

This course is for anyone who works in or volunteers in adult open-age disability football. That includes coaches, managers, Welfare Officers as well as club officials.