The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
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.
- Candidates must be at least 16 years of age (coaching/ standalone)
- Candidates must be at least 16 years of age (refereeing)
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
- Setting standards
- Building a network of designated persons
- Responsible recruitment
- Your responsibilities
- Your practice
- Poor practice
- Promoting best practice
- Reviewing your practice
- Changing behaviour
What is Poor practice? What is abuse?
- What is child abuse?
- Types of abuse
- Believe it or not
- Incidence of abuse
- Signs and indicators
What to do about poor practice and abuse?
- 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
- 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.
Learners are required to attend all dates and times associated to the course listed below. Failure to attend all dates will result in non-qualification.
| Birchwood Leisure Centre Longmead Hatfield Hertfordshire AL10 0AN|
|Safeguarding Children Workshop||Monday 16th ||September||Theory (indoors)||7pm-10pm|
Hertfordshire FA adheres to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions. These can be viewed via our website Learner Info
Please be advised all of our courses are delivered using the English language. To complete the course learners will be required to have a sound understanding of English; both oral and written.
If you are unable to understand or speak the English language you will be required to provide a translator for the duration of the course. If you are bringing a translator you will be required to let Hertfordshire FA know in advance of the course start date.
FA Safeguarding Children & Introduction to First Aid in Football certificates
Certificates of attendance for both the FA Safeguarding Children and Introduction to First Aid in Football workshops are now no longer issued by FA Education. Learners can download and print their certificate via the FA Learning website https://Learning.TheFA.com
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