Stay Safe in Schools’ Football- The ESFA’s Safeguarding Campaign

In the build up to the FA’s safeguarding weekend (10th-11th September) , the ESFA is relaunching their safeguarding campaign, “Stay Safe in Schools’ Football”

Stay Safe in Schools’ Football is the English Schools’ FA’s safeguarding campaign, aimed at raising awareness of the actions that players, teachers and volunteers can take to keep themselves safe when playing schools’ football. The campaign, which was launched in 2021, has focused on creating and sharing content specifically for players, to help educate them on the actions they can take and to give them a guide to help them understand the safeguarding processes in place.

You can find out more about the ESFA’s Stay Safe in Schools’ Football messaging here.

A New Season of Safeguarding

In 2022/23 the ESFA are looking to push these messages to a wider audience and ensure they make schools’ football a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone. The ESFA is encouraging participants to stay up to date with the campaign messaging on their social media channels ( @schoolsfootball) and help share this messaging with everyone involved in schools’ football activity.

Get Involved

To kick off the campaign for the 2022/23 season, the Association is asking primary and secondary schools across the country to challenge their students to create some “Stay Safe In Schools’ Football” videos to help educate their peers on the actions they can take to ‘stay safe’. These videos will be shared on the ESFA’s social media channels and via their website, helping to spread the message far and wide.

The ESFA have put together some helpful scripts and a video guide to support you and your pupils and provide you with everything you need to create your own “Stay Safe In Schools’ Football” videos and where to submit them.

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