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The FA Lidl Skills Programme provides a fun, safe environment for children to play football. But to help every boy and girl in England enjoy the game, safeguarding children has to be everyone's responsibility.
Most children and young people have a fantastic experience through football – but sadly, some don't. Having welfare officers in all clubs and leagues with youth teams is crucial to The FA’s simple three part approach to safeguarding. This includes:
You can find out more about The FA’s safeguarding children work by visiting Safeguarding Children Service. There is also information for children, simply click here. For more information about protecting your children when they are online, visit Thinkuknow. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre’s (CEOP) button will allow you to report concerns and find out more about the work they do.