Safeguarding Reporting

Anyone who has a concern about the welfare of a child or the behaviour of an adult towards a child or young person under 18 years of age in football, has a responsibility to report that concern.

It is important to state that anything urgent, where there may be an immediate risk of harm to a child, must be reported to the police or children’s social care in Guernsey.

Referring non-immediate risk of harm concerns can be done via a club, league or County FA Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO). Alternatively, The FA safeguarding team is staffed by professionals who are experienced in dealing with these concerns and can be emailed directly at

Important Contact information:

Guernsey FA –

Guernsey FA Designated Safeguarding Officer Sara Mallett

Guernsey FA Senior Safeguarding Lead, Gary Roberts –

Guernsey FA Board Safeguarding Champion, Chris Schofield -

Guernsey FA –

Tel – 01481 200443

For more information about the deputising process within the GFA for safeguarding reports, please download the document below.

If the club or County FA DSO cannot be contacted, contact the FA safeguarding team or call the Guernsey Multi-Agency Support Hub. If there are concerns that someone may be behaving inappropriately or seeking to groom a child in person or through an online environment this should be reported to Guernsey Police –

Guernsey Police 725111

Guernsey Multi-Agency Support Hub:


                725241 (for out of hours emergencies)

FA Safeguarding Department:

                Tel - 0800169 1863

                Email –

Crimestoppers – 0800 555 111

NSPCC Hotline – 0800 023 2642

Victims of non-recent sexual abuse in football should contact the NSPCC or The FA.

If a child or young person is in immediate danger, the advice is ALWAYS to call 999.

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