Safeguarding at Hampshire FA
Safeguarding & welfare in grassroots football
The Hampshire FA offers a range of safeguarding services and training to help create a safe and enjoyable football experience for everyone. We ensure safeguarding requirements are met as a requirement of club affiliation and we support clubs to maintain these standards. This includes making unannounced safeguarding visits to clubs.
Obtaining Criminal Record Check (CRC)
Those working within an affiliated youth football club must complete their Criminal Records Check (CRC) with their club. This can be carried out via the Club Welfare Officer.
The method for carrying this out is as follows:
Complete an online application via a link provided by the County FA - You can find the link in the Guidance Documents below
If you require your Criminal Records Check to be verified then a list role specific verifiers will be presented to you upon application. The cost for this method is £10.
Please note: Anyone receiving a wage from football must pay the additional government charge of £44.
When attending a verification meeting please ensure that you bring along all of the correct documents which are detailed on the guidance notes provided.
The verifier has to sign a legal declaration that they have seen all the correct documents so the County FA cannot be held responsible for incomplete applications which result in the applicant having to attend another verification meeting.
Please see the useful video guides below to learn more about obtaining a CRC check