Safeguarding Children Workshop

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Course Description

For everyone who works with young people, this workshop focuses on making football safe. The course teaches our football workforce to promote best practice to protect young people. Candidates will learn how to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse, and understand fears involved in these concerns.

Course Pre-requisites

  • Candidates must be at least 16 years of age (coaching/ standalone)
  • Candidates must be at least 16 years of age (refereeing)

Course Duration

  • Three hours

Course Aims & Objectives

The workshop will raise your awareness and specifically help you to be able to:

  • Identify and build on best practice in football
  • Recognise signs of abuse and identify what behaviour causes concern
  • Identify the actions to take if you have a concern and who can help
  • Develop your action plan for change

Course Content


  • Setting standards
  • Building a network of designated persons
  • Responsible recruitment
  • Your responsibilities

Best Practice

  • Introduction
  • Your practice
  • Poor practice
  • Promoting best practice
  • Reviewing your practice
  • Changing behaviour
  • Self-reflections

What is Poor practice? What is abuse?

  • Introduction
  • What is child abuse?
  • Effects
  • Types of abuse
  • Believe it or not
  • Incidence of abuse
  • Signs and indicators
  • Self-reflections

What to do about poor practice and abuse?

  • Introduction
  • Emotional responses
  • Who to contact
  • Dealing with possible poor practice and/or abuse in a football setting
  • Dealing with concerns outside the football setting
  • Responding to a child who discloses
  • Recording your concerns
  • Dealing with bullying
  • Self-reflections

What Next?

  • Taking action: for you, your club, team or organisation
  • Taking action for yourself

Equality: FA Learning will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, it's activities in an atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. FA Learning will seek to provide a service which is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.

Dates and Time

Tuesday 10 June 2014 (6.30pm-9.30pm)

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I agree to abide by the course regulations and I understand that if I should wish to withdraw or transfer either before or after the commencement of the course, a refund will be given only in exceptional circumstances and that neither The Football Association, the Derbyshire County Football Association, nor their servants, agents or employees are under any liability in respect of injury, loss or damage, which I may sustain.

A full refund will be given only in exceptional circumstances. Consideration will be given to candidates who, for health reasons are unable to attend and require a transfer to another course, a doctor’s note may be required under these circumstances.
Candidates cancelling their place on a course will be subject to an administration fee.

If you wish to transfer from one course to another please give as much notice as possible, a surcharge may be added for a transfer

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Course Details




    Register by:09/06/2014 6:30 PM

    Start Date:10/06/2014 6:30 PM


    Glossopdale Community College
    Newshaw Lane
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    Sam Langridge
    01332 361422

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