Safeguarding and Welfare

Safeguarding and Welfare


The FA is committed to ensuring every child and young person has a safe, positive and enjoyable experience within football. This is delivered locally by Dorset FA working together with leagues and clubs within our county.

In this section of our website you will find all the necessary information on safeguarding policies, digital guidance, local initiatives and details of upcoming courses.


Outside of Office Hours

For any urgent safeguarding matters outside of main office hours please contact NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000 or in a case of emergency please contact Dorset Police on 101 or 999

Get In Touch

Safeguarding Contacts:

Kevin Pike (Designated Safeguarding Officer)

By Phone: 01202 688270

By Mobile: 07903 574657

By Email:

Justine Mosley (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Officer)

By Phone: 01202 688207

By Mobile: 07908 647052

local support

Safeguarding Support in dorset

Information to support the delivery of Safeguarding in Dorset

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Anyone working in an eligible role, directly working with children and young people such as managers and coaches must hold an in-date DBS. When you apply for or renew a DBS online, your Club Welfare Officer will still need to see your original ID documents. Your Club Welfare Officer can then verify these online to submit your application.

To apply or renew a DBS online visit the following: 


If you are a Club Welfare Officer or are unable to complete your DBS with your club, you are able to complete your verification with County FA staff.  Please follow the guidance document below.

Anyone who has taken a 3 hour, face to face Safeguarding Children Workshop can renew their re-certification online. Please follow the guidance document below to complete the course.

Safeguarding Children Online Recertification

This online course is written for Secretaries, Chairman, Treasurers and Club Welfare Officers. Please follow the guidance document below to complete the course.

Safeguarding for Committee Members Guidance

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