Personal Safety Issues

It is recommended that you talk to the PFA, a trusted member of Club staff, your parents/guardians or an LFE Regional Officer about any personal safety issues you may be experiencing.

As part of Safeguarding Children – The FA, an initiaitve that seeks to ensure someone at every club in the country is aware of child protection and best practice, The FA also has a Whistle Blowing Policy. This is ‘an early warning system’ to reveal and raise concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation. Any young person with concerns can use “whistle-blowing” by contacting The FA Case Management Team on 0207 745 4787.

If you do not wish to do this the following websites can provide information and advice.

Think U Know >>

This website is brought to you by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre and contains loads of information on internet safety and safe surfing for young people.


The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of child abuse.

Child Protection in Sport Unit – CPSU >>

The CPSU’s mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people under 18 in sport and to promote their well-being.

Youth Information >>

The National Youth Agency website has a section on personal safety for young people under ‘Crime’ in the ‘Justice & Equality’ section. There are also useful links to a number of additional websites.

Suzy Lamplugh Trust >>

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust provides practical guidance and information on personal safety.

Victim Support >>

Victim Support is an independent charity which helps people to cope with the effects of crime. They provide free and confidential support and information.

Crime Statistics >>

This site contains data on crime figures on the official Home Office website. It also provides crime statistics for your local area.