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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: 

Emma Haywood

Emma Haywood

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Jamie Clarke

Jamie Clarke

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer 

Kelly Ellis

Kelly Ellis

Senior Safeguarding Lead

Joe Dunmore

Joe Dunmore

Deputy Senior Safeguarding Lead 

David Jamieson

David Jamieson

Board Safeguarding Champion (interim) 

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



Safeguarding Policies & Reporting Concerns

Learn more about Safeguarding Policies
Full-time and WGS Online Club Administration

Youth Footballers Hub

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

Criminal Record Check (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 

Yes find out how you can renew online here. (PDF)

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 CRC page.

Register with fachecks@thefa.com

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

Please contact our Designated Safeguarding Officer

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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