Safeguarding and Criminal Record Checks

Safeguarding Children is an essential component of the role of all Referees, Referee Observers, Mentors and Instructors.

Registration of all referees nationally is restricted to those who meet the appropriate requirements for Safeguarding Children.

For all referees aged 16 and over, this includes a CRB disclosure through the FA CRC Unit and attendance at an appropriate awareness workshop. For information on how to apply for a disclosure online please click here.

Referees aged 15 and under are not required to obtain a CRC disclosure although those aged 14 or 15 are required to undertake the Safeguarding Children Best Practice Guide online exam.

To view available FA Safeguarding Children Workshops in Staffordshire, please click here.

For more information regarding Referee Criminal Record Checks please click here.

For more information on how to get CRC Verified, please contact Referee Development Officer, Matthew Jones on any of the following:
(E): matthew.jones@staffordshirefa.com
(T): 01785 256994
(M): 07969 295102