Football unites for Play Safe weekend

30th September


Football is set to unite again this weekend to promote Play Safe – a countrywide campaign to focus attention on the vital importance of safeguarding in our national game.

Led by The Football Association, the Play Safe campaign is endorsed by the NSPCC and will be supported this weekend across every level of the football pyramid, including in the EFL, Premier League, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship, and the grassroots game.

This season's theme is Everyone, Everywhere, Everytime and, as part of the campaign, the FA are asking everyone – clubs and leagues at every level of the game, (and individuals if they wish) – how they are planning to make a difference over the Play Safe weekend.

You can do that by completing the pledge via the button below. 


The FA’s Survivor Support and Safeguarding Advisory Group (FASSSAG) continues to support Play Safe: “Creating safe environments in every football setting is a collective responsibility. It’s really important that every single person in football – no matter if they’re actively involved or on the sidelines – understands that they have an ongoing role to play. Knowing how to act on any concerns is vital and Play Safe is a key way to raise awareness so that everyone is vigilant and knows what to do if they become aware of any inappropriate behaviour.”

This year’s Play Safe weekend focuses on the safeguarding role everyone has to play – coach, player, parent/carer, spectator or volunteer – to keep children and young people safe, no matter what the football setting.

EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE, EVERYTIME is encouraged to watch, listen, talk and act if they have any safeguarding concerns.