Safeguarding & Child Protection

Reporting concerns (BKMS System)

Safeguarding and protection is everybody’s responsibility and we all have the duty to report concerns, especially if they affect a child or vulnerable adult.

FIFA provides a confidential, dedicated, highly secure and web-based whistleblowing system so that individuals can report any safeguarding concern. Users can attach supporting documentation and create an anonymous postbox that allows them to correspond with FIFA without submitting personal information.

FIFA takes a zero-tolerance approach to such matters, and all issues raised will be handled in line with our statutory rules, codes of conduct and internal guidelines.

However, if you think a child or vulnerable adult in football may be at imminent risk that would need immediate urgent attention, please contact the relevant statutory protection agencies in your country.

Safeguarding concerns should be reported in the BKMS system under the “Violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics” category “Protection of physical and mental integrity”.

You can report your concern to FIFA:

Key Programmatic Elements

Safeguarding policy guidance

FIFA child safeguarding toolkit for member associations.

Capacity building and Education

The programme will consist of five online courses primarily aimed at training and supporting safeguarding officers from FIFA’s 211 member associations (“FIFA learners”).

Competition Safeguarding

FIFA is committed to deliver its Competitions in safe and supportive environment free from all forms of harassment, abuse or exploitation.