We're supporting Safeguarding Adults Week

The FA is supporting Safeguarding Adults Week, an annual event which this year runs from 21st to 27th November. The aim of the week is to provide a focus for organisations to come together to build their awareness about adult safeguarding issues and develop confidence in handling concerns. 

The FA has a free, online Safeguarding Adults Course which will support you to recognise the signs of adult abuse and neglect and how to report safeguarding concerns.  

Anyone can take the course and we encourage club officials in affiliated clubs with Adult, Open-Age, and Adult and Open Age Disability and teams to complete it.   

As part of the 2023/24 season affiliation process, all clubs with Open-Age Disability teams will need to name a Club Welfare Officer (Disability) who has completed The FA’s free Safeguarding Adults Course.  

You can access the course here

To find out more about Safeguarding Adults Week and the work of Ann Craft Trust please click here

For direct support dealing with an adult safeguarding concern within football, please contact your Club Welfare Officer or County Designated Safeguarding Officer.