To raise a safeguarding concern, please email or call the Jersey FA office on 01534 730433. Alternatively, you can contact our Designated Safeguarding Officer Laura MacDonald via or by calling 07829 755522.

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Safeguarding and Welfare

Building a safe and inclusive environment for all

Most children and young people have a fantastic experience through football – but sadly, some don't. This might be down to over-competitive parents and coaches shouting and constantly criticising them from the sidelines - the kind of behaviour the Respect programme is designed to address. Or it might be due to some other kind of abusive behaviour towards them.

Safeguarding children is everyone's responsibility and having welfare officers in all clubs with youth teams is crucial to the FA’s simple three part approach to safeguarding. This includes:

  • Getting the right people involved - seeking references and CRC checks.
  • Creating a safe environment - codes of conduct, education and best practice.
  • Promoting clear systems - to deal with any concerns - policy and procedures.

We strongly believe in listening to children and young people and that their views are really important. Please use the grid below to take you to further information.

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Get in touch

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Laura MacDonald

Tel: 07829 755522



Contact your Club Welfare Officer. You will need to provide photo ID (driving licence or passport) and proof of address (utility bill).

Click on this Our Courses link for more information on Safeguarding & Welfare or Club Welfare Officer courses.

Contact Jersey FA's Designated Safeguarding Officer Laura MacDonald for more information: or 07829 755522

Visit Local initiatives for list of local Welfare Officers.