Nottinghamshire FA Meet FA Safeguarding Operating Standard, Safeguarding Football In Nottinghamshire.
The awarding of this followed a stringent, two day audit of the County’s safeguarding practices by the FA’s independent auditors, Girling Hughes Associates Ltd.
Particular areas of strength highlighted in the authors’ final report were the effective support for young referees including the ‘purple shirt’ campaign to educate spectators and signposting of where young referees can seek help and the new and exciting safeguarding mascot ‘Earl the elephant – with big ears for listening’, which was created following a children’s competition and will be used as an aid to the identification of safeguarding material and advice.
This is a fantastic achievement and a deserved acknowledgement of all the good work that goes on across Nottinghamshire by staff and volunteers to keep football safe for all our players.
With thanks to our staff and our Safeguarding Team led by Julia Crone, Nottinghamshire FA’s Designated Safeguarding Officer for their continued hard work in improving and maintaining the excellent safeguarding practices which are in place across grassroots football in the county.