Nottinghamshire FA Meet Safeguarding Standard

Nottinghamshire FA pass Safeguarding 365 Assessment 


In March the CFA were assessed by the NSPCC. The CFA were assessed against The FA Safeguarding 365 framework to ensure Nottinghamshire FA complies with it's safeguarding responsibilities. The CFA were commended in the report which can be viewed HERE. A brief summary of the report is also below. 

Assessment Outcome Summary

Nottinghamshire FA were assessed against the Safeguarding 365 criteria for 2023/24 on Thursday 9th March 2023, in person at the Counties offices in Chilwell, Nottingham.

NSPCC independent assessors conducted both an in-depth analysis of evidence submitted to Smartsheet and a one day 'in person' assessment of Nottinghamshire County Football Association and concluded that the Safeguarding 365 criteria for 2023/24 had been fully met.

In addition to evidencing that all specific criteria were fully met, the assessors identified several areas of good practice. Nottinghamshire FA should be commended for the work they have done in the following areas:

  • The board safeguarding champion (Tracey Newcombe) is a strong and effective link between the board and staff team. She offers specialist safeguarding knowledge, advice and support and is able to keep safeguarding high on the agenda at board meetings. Tracey has also provided wider, more therapeutic support to all the staff over the past year and is mindful of the wellbeing of the wider staff team. The Board also now has a wellbeing champion.

  • The DSO has strong and effective links with club welfare officers and clubs and is able to keep safeguarding at the forefront. She has strong links with local LADOs, the FA case management team and Broxtowe Women's Project which further enhances the safeguarding response and offer for clubs.

  • The CFA have 'Earl' the mascot to deliver key safeguarding messages at events, clubs and presentations.