About the course
The FA is committed to safeguarding children across the game 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.
Our Safeguarding Awareness for Parents & Carers' course is designed to help you to make an informed choice about the football setting you enrol your child in.
Upon completion of the course, you'll receive a safeguarding certificate that will appear on your FAN account. You can return to the course to refresh your knowledge at any time.
How do I sign up?
To access Safeguarding Awareness for Parents & Carers, follow these simple steps:
1. Login here. To do this, you need a FAN ID. A FAN is a unique identification number, which holds all of your personal details as well as your previously completed qualifications within our administration system. This number provides you with your own identity and allows you to be pinpointed within all of our systems. This FAN is used to log in, book onto courses, register players on WGS amongst many other things. If you've got one already, perfect – simply use the linked email address and password to login. If not, select the link and choose 'Sign Up'. This will walk you through the registration process.
2. Enter the course. Once you've got your FAN ID and logged in, this link will take you to the course.
If you're struggling to sign up for a FAN ID, please visit our Help Centre for more support.