FA Safeguarding Children Course
Minimum Age: 16 years
Course Duration: 3 hours
Price: £35 (Charter Standard Club Price - £25)
Leading To: The FA Welfare Officers CourseView available dates
We are pleased to offer our Safeguarding Children Course as an online training module to complete at a time that suits you. This course will replace the Safeguarding Children Workshop.
As part of our strategic goal to raise standards across the game, The FA is committed to safeguarding children in England. From ensuring best practice and recognising poor practice to understanding how to report concerns quickly and effectively, we believe that making football fun, enjoyable and safe is everyone’s responsibility. Read more about The FA’s Respect Principles here.
The course is designed to give you an understanding of safeguarding concerns, as well as how to provide a secure environment for young people.
Upon completion of the course, you’ll receive a Safeguarding Children qualification and certificate that will appear on your FAN account and will be valid for two years. If you completed the old style re-certification which was discontinued in June 2022, the qualification will be valid for three years. You can return to the course to refresh your knowledge at any time.
Please note that our Safeguarding Children Course is available as a module within Introduction to Coaching Football. If you have completed Introduction to Coaching Football, you do not need to complete the Safeguarding Children Course course twice.
If you've already started the course, you can jump back in here:
Here's how the course works:
The course is split into nine sections with online learning modules, activities and questionnaires to complete throughout. You can drop in and out of each module at your own pace and at a time that suits you best. The modules are followed by knowledge checks and assessments, which you’ll need to pass to complete the course.
Section One: Environment and Culture
Section Two: Children’s Needs
Section Three: What is Abuse?
Section Four: Creating a Safe Environment
Section Five and Six: Recognise and Respond
Section Seven: Report and Record
Section Eight and Nine: Key Messages and Assessment
You will be provided with documents as well as information about laws, policies and contact details to help you throughout the Safeguarding Children Course and when working with young people in football.
This course will help you to:
- Understand how safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
- Implement some simple steps to keep environments safe.
- Identify and respond appropriately to poor practice incidents.
- Recognise the different forms, signs and indicators of abuse, including grooming.
- Identify the barriers to children disclosing and reporting abuse.
- Respond appropriately to safeguarding disclosures and concerns.
- Record and report safeguarding concerns effectively.
- Seek advice, find resources and organisations who can help.
Unfortunately there are no available dates.
Unfortunately due to an increasing number of candidates cancelling at late notice, it is with regret that we have had to make changes to our booking policy. Therefore the ‘Association’ has introduced a strict cancellation and transfer policy. Should a Learner need to cancel their place on a course for any reason, the following criteria will apply:
- More than 21 days notice – Full refund less a £10 administration charge.
- 20 - 14 days notice – 50% of course cost returned or transfer available for a surcharge of £10
- 13 days or less notice – No refund is returned
Consideration will be given to candidates who, for health reasons are unable to attend and require a transfer to another course. A letter from a doctor or medical professional may be requested.
Transferring Onto A Different CourseCandidates wishing to transfer to another course more than 21 days prior to the commencement.
Want to find out more?
Unfortunately not. Each individual learner is required to book their place using their own FAN and Password. This is to ensure our information on medical conditions, emergency contacts etc is accurate and up to date. The booking agreement is always between Staffordshire FA and the individual learner.
No, learners are required to attend all dates and times associated to the course they have booked onto. Failure to attend all dates and times will result in non-qualification and individuals will need to book and pay to attend the course again in full to become certificated.
We are unable to reserve places or take part payments for any of our courses. Bookings are taken on a first come first served basis from online registration where full payment is required.
We do not operate a waiting list for any of our courses or notify individuals of new courses being added or spaces becoming available. Places are taken on a strict first come first served basis.
Upon completion of your FA Safeguarding Children Workshop or the FA Emergency Aid Workshop, you can print off your certificate by clicking HERE. FA Education administer all certificates for the standalone FA Emergency Aid and FA Safeguarding Children Workshops. Certificates usually take around 8 - 10 to be processed after the registers are updated following the course.
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Before choosing to cancel you may want to familiarize yourself with our cancellation policy.