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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.
Thursday 7th February 2019 - 18:30-21:30
Full Price: £25.00
VENUE: Droylsden Youth Centre, Lewis Road, Droylsden, Manchester, M43 6NR
How to Apply
Do you have a FAN?
- No: Please use the ‘Don’t have a FAN number?’ function below to create a FAN. Once you have submitted your details in the pop-up box, you will receive a confirmation email which will include your newly created FAN. You will need to create a FAN before you book onto any of our courses online or via phone or email with Manchester FA,
- Yes: Please log in and make payment online to enrol
- Please Note: If you have been involved in grassroots football, it is likely you already have a FAN. Please check whether you have a FAN. If you have FORGOTTEN YOUR FAN DO NOT CREATE A NEW ONE. Your qualifications will be split across different profiles and it may harm your ability to enrol on courses in future.
Manchester County FA
Coach Education Terms & Conditions
- Candidate bookings will only be reserved on receipt of full payment.
- Credit and Debit Card payments are accepted with online and telephone bookings. Please visit www.manchesterfa.com for further details.
- Payment can be made by cash (please do not send cash through the post) or by a cheque made payable to Manchester County FA. Application forms should be returned to:
Manchester Tennis & Football Centre
9 Sportcity Way
- MCFA will issue invoices to certain organisations (which need agreeing prior to booking) in respect of coach education payments. If payment is not received within 30 days the respective candidates will either be a) removed from the course or b) certification will not be processed. The organisation will not be eligible for invoice payments in the future.
- Where clubs or other organisations have credit with MCFA, authorisation must be given from the Club Secretary or nominated person to draw from these funds. MCFA will send the club / organisation updated account information. Candidates will receive a receipt via email once their booking has been confirmed.
• Candidates will receive written confirmation and further course information at least 7 days prior to the course.
• Candidates MUST attend all aspects of the course to be eligible for certification.
- If notification of a cancellation is received more than 14 days before the scheduled start date a refund will be issued minus a £10 administration charge.
- Cancellations less than 14 days before the scheduled start of the course will not be eligible for a refund.
- Any candidate who fails to attend an induction and fails to inform the county FA will not be eligible for a refund or to transfer between courses.
- If notification of a transfer to an alternative course is received more than 14 days before the scheduled start of the initial course no administration charge will be levied.
- Transfers to an alternative course less than 14 days before the start of the initial course will be subject to a £10 administration charge.
- If a club notifies MCFA that a candidate is unable to attend less than 14 days before the start of the course and finds a suitable replacement a £10 administration fee will be charged.
- A candidate may only transfer once between courses. Candidates who have transferred between courses will not be eligible for a refund if they are unable to attend even if this is more than 14 days before the start of the new course.
In the event of extenuating circumstances before or during the course,
please contact Manchester County FA on 0161 225 1966 or email email@example.com for further assistance.
Course Changes & MCFA Cancellations
- MCFA reserve the right to change the programme, the tutors, the venue or to reschedule an event without prior notice. Candidates will be advised of these changes as soon as possible. When notified of these changes candidates may either withdraw, with no liability for fees or transfer to another course of equal value with no charge.
- If there are insufficient numbers MCFA reserve the right to cancel the course with at least 5 days’ notice.
- I understand that MCFA and their servants, agents and employees are not under any liability whatsoever in respect of personal injury, loss or damage however caused, while taking part in any activities of the Association.
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