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Whistle blowing can be used as an early warning system or when its recognised that appropriate actions have not been taken. This approach or policy is adopted in many different walk of life.


It is about revealing and raising concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation or within an independent structure associated with it. Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague can also use whistle blowing by calling 0800 169 1863 and asking for the Safeguarding Team at the FA, or via email on


Alternatively you can go direct to the Police or Children’s Social Care and report your concerns there, or to the Childs Protection in Sport Unit via or the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or by emailing

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