16 and 17 years old. Football, Safeguarding, Know your rights

Know Your Rights in Football

for 16 and 17 year olds

do you know your rights in football?

You have the right to... 

You have the right to feel safe on and offline

You have the right to healthy relationships and appropriate boundaries

You have the right not to be bullied, harassed or intimidated

You have the right not to feel uncomfortable or unsafe

You have the right not to be discriminated against 

What you can do...

Tell an adult you trust at home, school or college or at football

E-mail safeguarding@wiltshirefa.com or safeguarding@TheFA.com, or speak to a Designated Safeguarding Officer

Contact the NSPCC for free 0808 800 5000 or Childline 0800 1111 or visit their website for more information

If someone is in immediate danger dial 999 to speak to the Police

Set up privacy settings for your online profiles

Report inappropriate online behaviour to CEOP

Helpful organisations...


Childline (Helpline: 0808 800 5000)




Samaritans (Helpline is open 24 hrs a day: 0116 123)


Stonewall Youth



Know you rights in Football

16 and 17 year olds, football, know your rights

Clubs & Leagues, Do you have 16 and 17 year olds playing in adult teams?

You must safeguard 16/17 year-old players in open age adult football.

Follow our guidance and make sure you share the above information with your players so they know their rights!

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