The whole of football at every level will join forces on Saturday and Sunday 17th/18th September 2022 to promote Play Safe – football’s national campaign to focus attention of the vital importance of safeguarding in our national game. It’s the second Play Safe weekend, the first of which launched the ongoing campaign in November 2021.The campaign is officially supported by the NSPCC as well as the Premier League, EFL, Barclays Women’s Super League and Barclays Women’s Championship. It’s also being backed by every other level of the game across England.For further information on how we can all play our part, videos and downloads, please use the link below:

https://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/safeguarding/play-safe

To compliment the FA Play Safe weekend parents and carers can access the ‘FA Safeguarding Awareness for Parents & Carers’ online course. This course will give parents and carers the tools and information to recognise what should be in place to support their child to have a positive football experience in their club or football setting, as well as how to be able to identify and feel confident to report any concerns they may have about poor practice or abuse.

 The course can be accessed by using the following link:

https://thebootroom.thefa.com/learning/qualifications/safeguarding-awareness-for-parents-and-carers