Safeguarding and Welfare


Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and at Kent FA, we take safeguarding extremely seriously. It is the responsibility of everyone involved in football including parents and carers, coaches and spectators.

Kent FA recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk by seeking to protect them from all forms of abuse and poor practice. We are therefore committed to working to provide and promote a safe environment for all children and young people to participate in the sport across the county.

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.

 Get In Touch

Lucy Kidd - Designated Safeguarding Officer

Laura Hawkins - Assistant Designated Safeguarding Assistant

By Phone: 01622 792140
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email:

If a child is in immediate danger, please contact the police.

For guidance related to a safeguarding concern outside of office hours, please email or call NSPCC 24/7 on 0808 800 5000.


Our Safeguarding Promise

FA Welfare Officer Workshop

Welfare Officers' Hub

Open Aged football pre match handshake

Safeguarding in Open Age Football

Safeguarding & Welfare pic

Safeguarding Young People

FA Safeguarding Children Workshop

Safeguarding Policies and Resources

Safeguarding & Welfare Administrator Vacancy

Safeguarding Courses

Parents shout from the sidelines.

Parents' Place

The FA has launched a month of free football sessions for girls and women

Kids & Youth Corner

Generic playing image from the 2017 Manchester FA Community Day at AFC Urmston Meadowside.

Poor Practice

When TO REFER to the county fa designated safeguarding officer

  • Repeat offenders
  • Any matters where a child could be at risk of harm
  • Any matters where there could be a breach of FA Disciplinary Regulations
  • Any matters that you have tried to address but continue to happen in the club
  • Any incidents that have the involvement of a statutory agency i.e. Police, Social Services, LADO