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This 3 hour workshop is mandatory for anyone taking on the role of Welfare Officer for their grassroots club or league. This workshop builds on the Safeguarding Children Workshop providing welfare officers with the specifics of their role; what will be required of them, where to go for professional support and guidance and how to access more information. It provides the key tools to carry out the welfare officer role. This workshop is interactive and learners should anticipate being involved in a number of group activities.
Learners are required to have completed The FA’s Safeguarding Children Workshop before completing this workshop. It’s also mandatory for anyone taking on the role of Welfare Officer to have an accepted FA CRB check – so learners are advised to have as a minimum submitted their CRB application prior to attending this training.
Course Aims & Objectives
At the end of the workshop learners will be able to:
- identify what needs to be in place in for clubs / leagues to effectively safeguard and protect children
- describe their roles and responsibilities and those of other designated persons in grassroots football
- act on reported concerns about poor practice and abuse within or outside football
- begin an action plan for their club/league
Introduction and outcomes
- Recognising the skill sets you bring to the role
- Identify workshop outcomes
- Confirm learning agreement
Qualities of a Welfare Officer
- Identifying the qualities of a Welfare Officer
- Exploring and identifying the key Welfare Officer responsibilities
Safeguarding building blocks
- Identifying and exploring what needs to be in place for clubs and leagues to demonstrate best practice in relation to safeguarding children
- Resources to assist clubs and leagues to develop a safe and aware environment including social media guidance
- Respect Programme
- Listening to children
- Recognise that key safeguarding legislation impacts on football
- Understanding the background to the development of The FAs Policy and Procedures
The statutory agencies and designated person infrastructure
- The key roles and responsibilities of the statutory agencies
- The roles and responsibilities of the Welfare Officer and other designated persons within football
- The need for safeguarding recruitment procedures
- Eligibility for appropriate safeguarding checks [CRB]
- The FAs Online Safeguarding Service
Concerns and cases
- Dealing with a disclosure
- Dealing with a concern about the welfare of a young person
- Poor practice issues that clubs need to manage internally
- Identifying the organisations that can support Welfare Officers
- What will help to develop an aware club
- Making an individual action plan
Period of Registration
Candidates will be expected to participate in continued professional development opportunities once qualified. More information about this can be obtained from your CFA Welfare Officer. It is recognised that learning occurs in many different ways and the role of the Welfare Officer is varied as such there is a suite of learning opportunities which the learner is encouraged to select and engage in.
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.
Full course details are:
|Gloucestershire FA, Oaklands Park, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4AG||08.04.20||6:30-9:30pm|
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Places will only be reserved on receipt of an online booking and payment or completed application form and payment. Payment can be made by cash in person (please do not send cash through the post) and cheques made payable to Gloucestershire County Football Association.
Forms and payment must be sent to Gloucestershire FA, Oaklands Park, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4AG. A receipt or VAT invoice can be provided upon request.
Once your place is confirmed you are required to give us 7 working days notice should you have to cancel your place in order to receive a refund or to transfer your place on to another GFA coaching course. Cancellations within 7 days from the start of the course will not be eligible for a refund, although may be considered in extenuating circumstances. All online cancellations will incur a transaction administration fee.
Please note that course prices, dates and venues may be subject to change during the year.
Please note that if this course should fall below 12 candidates, the County FA reserves the right to cancel the course without prior notice and re-schedule for a later date.
£30.00 (Including Gloucestershire FA Charter Standard Clubs)
* The course is subject to minimum numbers to run
* Full refunds can only be given if we receive at least 7 days notice of cancellation prior to the course start date
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