Whistle-blowing can be used as an early warning system, or when it is recognised that actions have not been taken  This approach or policy is adapted in many different walks of life. It is also revealing or raising concerns over misconduct or malpractise within an organisation or within an independant structure associated with it.

Any adult or young persons with concerns about a colleague can also use whistle-blowing by calling 0800 169 1863 and asking for the FA Safeguarding Team or via email safeguarding@thefa.com. Alternatively you can go direct to the Police or Childrens Social Care and report your concerns there, or to the Child Protection in sport unit via cpsu@nspcc.org.uk or the NSPCC Helpline via 0808 800 5000 or emailing then help@nspcc.org.uk