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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Local Safeguarding Initiatives & Club Welfare Contacts

The Jersey FA offers a range of safeguarding services and training to help create a safe and enjoyable football experience for everyone. We ensure safeguarding requirements are met as a vital aspect of club affiliation and we support clubs to maintain these standards. This includes making unannounced safeguarding visits. Each affiliated club has a Club Welfare Officer, and contact details can be found on this page.

Safeguarding Workshops & Courses

Obtaining a Criminal Record Check (CRC)

As part of our safeguarding children strategy, The FA requires those working with children and young people to pass a criminal records check. This is in line with legislation and government guidance and is standard practice.

We provide the framework and guidance for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in football and the league and clubs then have to implement this to ensure that those who are required to have checks done, do so. The majority of checks are processed electronically, ensuring that people can be confirmed to work with children and young people swiftly. Where the check highlights relevant information, this is investigated further and a risk assessment is carried out to establish whether or not they will be accepted to work with children and young people in football.

For information on how to begin processing you CRC please contact your Club Welfare Officer.

How we handle reported concerns 

In the below video, Jersey's Graeme Le Saux offers advice on how to deal with a concern about a child, please take a few minutes to see what he has to say and help us to share this film more widely with parents/careers and club officials. Send them the link and together we can help to keep youth football fantastic. The FA & Jersey FA seeks to do everything it can to support a safe and enjoyable framework for football. This means, if standards ever fall short with poor practice or unacceptable behaviour, there’s a framework in place to make sure we can deal with it. By reporting a concern you can help us make sure that the youth game stays safe and strong. 

Anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, is required to refer it to your local Club Welfare Officer. 

Important contacts

Jersey FA Senior Safeguarding Lead: Tel: 07797 837222

Jersey FA Deputy Senior Safeguarding Lead: Tel: 07797 752215 

Jersey FA Designated Safeguarding Officer: Tel: 07829 755 522

Jersey FA Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer: - 07829 763004

Jersey FA Board Safeguarding Champion:

All enquiries:

Know your Local Club Welfare Officers Contacts

Laura MacDonald

Aaron Travers

Clare Planner

Damon O'Driscoll

James Scott

Gary Norman

Ashley Whitfield 
  •  Tel: 07700345779

Stephen Falle


David Maine 

Stephen Potts

Peter Gully

Simon Crossley

Mark Lilley

Paul Cotillard

Simon Riley

Cyril Roberts

Aidel Dunne

Alan Williams

Mike Horman

Richard Dyer

Safeguarding YouTube Front
How to Report a Concern
A short film produced by the FA, voiced by Jersey's Graeme Le Saux, explaining how to report your concerns.

The FA's online Safeguarding Children Re-certification

This free online course is available to anyone who has previously completed it before or The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop and needs to renew their safeguarding children training. 

It offers latest guidance on safer practice with under 18s, safer use of social media, safeguarding disabled children, listening to children, recognising and responding to poor practice and abuse and how and when to report safeguarding concerns. 

If you're an FA licensed coach or a coach in a Charter Standard youth team, you must update your safeguarding training every three years. All coaches and managers and others working with under 18s are strongly recommended to re-certificate. Referees will be expected to have in-date certificate to register for the 2020/21 season.


Learners must have previously completed the three hour face-to-face workshop before attempting this certificate.

Get in touch

Designated Safeguarding Officer

Laura MacDonald

Tel: 07829 755522