NO ROOM FOR DISCRIMINATION

23/02/2021

DISCRIMINATION HAS NO PLACE IN FOOTBALL

That’s the same whether on the pitch or side of the pitch, at the training ground, in the stands or online. 

We take any news of discrimination in football extremely seriously. If you tell us about something, we will act promptly and respond appropriately.

Everything we are told is treated in strict confidence. You talk, we listen, we act. 

 

HOW TO LET US KNOW WHAT YOU’VE SEEN OR HEARD

It’s easy to tell us if you’ve been the victim or witnessed an incident of discrimination in football.

Follow the link below to complete a simple online form:

COMPLETE ONLINE FORM

 

You’ll be asked to provide your details, along with details of the incident including who was involved, and where and when the incident occurred. 

 

Another way to report the incident is through Kick It Out, the charity tackling racism and discrimination in football. Visit kickitout.org

 

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF DISCRIMINATION YOU CAN REPORT TO US?

Discriminatory abuse can be a negative reference to any one or more of the following ‘protected characteristics’, covered by the Equality Act 2010: 

- Age

- Disability

- Gender reassignment

- Marriage and civil partnership

- Pregnancy and maternity

- Race

- Religion and belief

- Sex (gender)

- Sexual orientation

Tell us, we’ll tackle it

That’s the same whether on the pitch or side of the pitch, at the training ground or in the stands. We take any news of discrimination in football extremely seriously. If you tell us about something, we will act promptly and respond appropriately. 

Everything we are told is treated in strict confidence. You talk, we listen, we act.

HOW DO I REPORT DISCRIMINATION?

If you’ve been the victim or witnessed discrimination at any level recently, you can tell us about it by filling in our easy to complete online form. 

COMPLETE ONLINE FORM

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I COMPLETE THE FORM? 

 We investigate every report on discrimination we receive and treat each one seriously, so you can be sure that you’re being listened to with confidence. 

1. Tell Us at TheFA.com/TellUs

2. Central FA team share case with local CFA and oversee process;

3. CFA investigation takes place evidence reviewed and charge determined;

4. If charged, the case is reviewed by disciplinary commission;

5. Disciplinary commission reviews the case and it is either proved or not proved;

6. Any outcome would be subject to appeal;

7. We’ll tackle it. We act.

Once you’ve filled in the online report form on The FA.com website and submitted it, the central FA team will share the case with the Hampshire FA and oversee the process.

A Hampshire FA investigation then takes place. The evidence will be reviewed and a charge, if one is made, will be determined. 

 

WE’LL TACKLE IT 

If a charge is made by Hampshire FA, a disciplinary commission appointed by The FA will review the case. 

The alleged offender will be asked for a response to the allegation, and all identified witnesses will be asked to make a statement too.

Once the disciplinary commission have completed the hearing, the offence is either proven or not proven. Any outcome would be subject to appeal. 

 

IS THERE SOMEONE I CAN TALK TO AT HAMPSHIRE FA BEFORE OFFICIALLY REPORTING? 

Yes! You can email info@HampshireFA.com where a member of staff can support you and give you further advice. 

Alternatively, you can visit our Board and Staff page where you can email a member of staff you feel comfortable with. Please note current staff who are not on furlough leave HERE

 

Hampshire FA are here to help! 

 

Useful links: 

Complete the online form to report discrimination HERE

Visit The FA's Anti-Discrimination page HERE