BASMJ is lending its full support to Play Safe – a national FA-led campaign to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding in football.
We’re backing Play Safe
Thank you for supporting this important campaign to drive greater awareness of the safeguarding practice and culture in your club.
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.
This year’s focus remains on the key role of parents/carers in safeguarding, with two main messages being conveyed:
• Are you aware of the vital safeguarding role you play in football?
• Please take the new, short and free safeguarding course specifically developed for parents/carers, which can be accessed here.
You can download the assets below and use them to promote and celebrate Play Safe in and around the 1-2 October weekend. Where you can please make use of the campaign hashtag #PlaySafe and tag the County FA Social Accounts below and let us know how your club is supporting Play Safe! (Make sure you have the correct consent before sharing any images). We would love to see and hear how your club are sharing Safeguarding and Best Practice to all its members especially around this weekend so please do let us know!
You can also email us any photos to info@DurhamFA.com
You can find tips some tips on supporting the campaign and guidance on social media postings here
You can also find some videos supporting this weekend and more information for Parents and Carers around safeguarding in Grassroots Football here - https://www.durhamfa.com/news/2022/sep/21/play-safe-weekend-is-back-1-2-october-2022
As the Survivor Group points out, you’ll see Play Safe appearing at various points throughout the season to keep safeguarding front of mind in football. Together, we want to do everything we can so everyone – particularly children and young people – has a consistently positive experience of our great game.