2. REPORTING CONCERNS
HOW YOU REPORT YOUR CONCERNS TO Nottinghamshire FA'S SAFEGUARDING TEAM – AND HOW TO WHISTLE-BLOW
Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire FA or The FA Safeguarding team.
Referring a concern can be done via your club, league or County FA – Julia.Crone@nottinghamshirefa.com.
Alternatively, you can email The FA directly via safeguarding@TheFA.com.
If the matter is urgent and you cannot contact your club or County FA designated safeguarding officer, you can call the NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000 – or if it is an emergency because a child or children are at immediate risk, then call the police 999 or children’s social care 0300 500 8090.
If you are concerned that someone may be behaving inappropriately or seeking to groom a child in an online environment, then please use the CEOP reporting button that will take you directly to the team at the National Crime Agency, as well as informing Nottinghamshire FA or The FA via safeguarding@TheFA.com.