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Safeguarding and Welfare


English football 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 this country. This work is delivered through County FAs such as ourselves in conjunction with leagues and clubs. The leads for Safeguarding at Leicestershire and Rutland are: 

Joe Dunmore

Joe Dunmore

Senior Safeguarding Lead 

Emma Haywood

Emma Haywood

Designated Safeguarding Officer


Jamie Clarke

Deputy Senior Safeguarding Lead 

Penny Hajek

Board Safeguarding Champion 


Sam Deacon

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer 

To speak to one of the safeguarding team please call 0116 286 7828 option 1 or email


 Dowload the The FA Safeguarding Strategy 2021/22 - 2023/24

If you have a safeguarding concern, you can report it to us at any time of the day through our Safeguarding Reporting Form. Complete the form below and we will review the information and investigate every report that is sent to us


Safeguarding Policies & Reporting Concerns

Learn more about Safeguarding Policies
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Youth Footballers Hub

A specific page to help, support and inform young people in football
Leicestershire and Rutland CFA

DBS (Previously known as a CRC) 

Safeguarding in Leicestershire & Rutland
FA Staff member teaches girl how to use the internet safely

Taking Safeguarding online

Ways to ensure safeguarding is applied online 
Girls Wildcats

Players & Parents Safeguarding FAQ's

Learn the answers to the most frequently asked Safeguarding questions from both Players and Parents

Yes find out how you can renew online here.

We can only process a Criminal Records Check if you are going to join the FA Licensed Coaches club. Details of how to do this can be found on our DBS page.

If your are on Whole Game System as the Club Welfare Officer, contact safeguarding@leicestershirefa.com to register as the verifier.

If you are querying a record we would need to have full details of the individual before searching records. That must include full birth name, as well the name they are known as now, address, DOB as well as any previous addresses. You will need to speak to the individual to find out this information. If by searching you still can't find the information you need, please contact coacheducation@leicestershirefa.com 

Get In Touch

Emma Haywood

Call: 0116 286 7828 (opt. 1) 

Email: Safeguarding@LeicestershireFA.com

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