The Oxford Academy
Sandy Lane West
Learners must attend all of the scheduled times to complete the course:
|Main Tutoring||The Oxford Academy||Wed 28/11/18||19.00||22.00|
If a learner can't attend all of the course, fails to attend without notice or arrives sufficiently late for the tutor to refuse the place on the course due to the amount of content missed, then there will be no refund of any of your payment or consideration of a partial refund.
- OFA Charter Standard Club Member & OFA Registered Referee - £20.00
- All Other attendees - £25.00
Please note that to support our membership, OFA Club prices are only available to members of Charter Standard clubs affiliated to Oxfordshire FA. Members of other County Associations or coaches without a Charter Standard club affiliation are only eligible for Non OFA Club prices.
Learners found to be booking under the wrong price category will have their place withheld until full payment has been made. If you are unsure which category to book under please contact Learning@OxfordshireFA.com
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.
Booking Terms and Conditions
All course bookings are subject to Oxfordshire FA's Course Booking Terms and Conditions.
In booking a course you acknowledge that:
- You are fit to participate and acknowledge that you do so at your own risk
- Oxfordshire Football Association Ltd, its staff, or any authority which provides facilities, is under no liability in respect of any injury, which you may sustain
- You are fully aware that photographs and footage may be taken by authorised OFA staff, and give your permission for this material to be used for promotional, marketing and internet purposes.
Please ensure you visit the link below to familiarise yourself with these before booking:
Oxfordshire FA Course Booking Terms & Conditions