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.
A clear safeguarding strategy has been put in place by English football to protect people involved in the national game. It is complete with policies, procedures and regulations. Every club in the country must adhere to the policies which apply to them. If not, they face sanctions, including suspension from playing.
Within this section of our website, you'll find all the necessary information and policies on safeguarding and welfare, social media guidance, local initiatives and details on upcoming courses and workshops to ensure you stay on top of your club or leagues safeguarding responsibilities.
If you have any questions or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact either Nigel Saverton, Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) for Oxfordshire FA on 07852 722540 or Ian Mason, Senior Safeguarding Lead (SSL) for Oxfordshire FA on 01993 778586.
If you prefer to email, both the DSO and SSL can be reached via Safeguarding@OxfordshireFA.com