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Safeguarding Children Course

This course provides club representatives, coaches, referees and managers with an awareness of best practice in safeguarding children in football.

Course Overview

Introduction to Coaching Football

Venue:

Online

£30

Duration:

2 hours

Minimum Age:

16

About the course

We are pleased to offer our Safeguarding Children Course as an online training module to complete at a time that suits you. This course has replaced 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. 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.

Outcomes

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

How is the course structured?

Online Learning Modules

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
  • Sections Eight and Nine: Key Messages and Assessment

Resources

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Access to the Safeguarding Children Course is already covered in the cost of the Introduction to Coaching Football. You will not have to pay extra to access this course.

This course has a two-year validity period from the date of completion. You will get at least one free recertification included in your course fee.

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