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Safeguarding Adults Course

This free, online module explores how to safeguard adults as well as defining an ‘adult at risk’.

Course Overview

Introduction to Coaching Football

Course type:




40-60 minutes

Minimum age:


About the course

This module explores the meaning of ‘safeguarding adults’ and ‘adult at risk’.

It takes a closer look at:

  • The context of abuse – and the signs and indicators
  • How to report any concerns
  • How to use safeguards to reduce the risk of harm

It also introduces the role of club welfare officer (adult disability teams) – a role similar to the club welfare officer in youth football.

Reasonable adjustments

To request a reasonable adjustment on this course, please follow this link.

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Reasonable Adjustments Policy.

Who is this course for?

This module is for anyone who wants to check or extend their understanding of this topic, including:

  • People in grassroots open-age disability football

  • County FA staff, council and board members

  • Staff in community club organisations in the EFLT who support disability programmes

Frequently Asked Questions

The FA Safeguarding Adults course awards a digital certificate. This certificate can be downloaded from the course homepage the course are completed. To access your certificate, log into your account.

For more support on this course, visit the Help Centre.