Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding and Welfare


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 inconjunction 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 require 24 hour 7 day a week guidance please contact The FA NSPCC Helpline: 0808 8005000

In an Emergency please contact the Police or Childrens Services

Westmorland County FA Senior Safeguarding Lead

Peter Leonard

Mobile: 07759 850420


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