The range and quality of football programmes for children would not exist without the time, skills and commitment of staff and volunteers.
Ensuring that the right people are working for football organisations is a key part of creating an environment where child safeguarding is taken seriously, and children can have fun. Just as we would only recruit a coach with the necessary qualifications, so we should make sure that those working with, and for, the organisation are suitable to work with children.
This document provides guidance on safer recruitment in football. It is part of the Child safeguarding toolkit for UEFA member associations.