FA Welfare Officer Workshop

FA Welfare Officers Workshop

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 18

Course Duration: 3 hours

Price: £25

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COURSE DETAILS

Awarded by The FA, this course is designed to explore the role of a grassroots football club Welfare Officer.

This three-hour workshop is mandatory for anyone taking on the role of Welfare Officer for their grassroots club or league. Building on the Safeguarding Children Workshop, it focuses on the specifics of the role, what is required, and the key tools needed to carry out the role. It also explains where to go for professional support and guidance, and how to access more information if needed. This workshop is interactive and learners should anticipate being involved in a number of group activities.

- Workshop outcomes
- Learning agreement

- Identifying the qualities of a Welfare Officer

- Recognising personal skill sets

- Exploring and identifying the key Welfare Officer responsibilities

Identifying and exploring what needs to be in place for clubs and leagues to demonstrate best practice in relation to safeguarding children

Identifying resources to assist clubs and leagues to develop a safe and aware environment including social media guidance

Listening to children

- Recognising that key safeguarding legislation impacts on football

- Understanding the background to the development of The FA’s Policy and Procedures

- Exploring the key roles and responsibilities of the statutory agencies

- Clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the Welfare Officer and other designated persons within football

- Discussing the need for safeguarding recruitment procedures

- Explaining when appropriate safeguarding checks [CRC] are required

- Describing The FA’s Online Safeguarding Service

- Dealing with a disclosure

- Dealing with a concern about the welfare of a young person

- Exploring poor practice issues that clubs need to manage internally

- Identifying the organisations that can support Welfare Officers

- Making an individual action plan

 

Course Pre-requisites

You are required to have completed The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop before applying for this workshop.

It’s also mandatory for anyone taking on the role of Welfare Officer to have an accepted FA Criminal Record Check – so learners are advised to have, as a minimum, submitted their CRC application prior to attending this training.

Outcomes

At the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify what needs to be in place for clubs/leagues to safeguard and protect children effectively
  • 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

Available Dates

Start Date
Venue
Price
£25.00
Location
CCFA Office
15 Callywith Gate
Launceston Road
Bodmin
PL31 2RQ
Contact
Corinne Winkworth
01208 262985
corinne.winkworth@cornwallfa.com

Important Information

We adhere 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.

Get In Touch

Corinne Winkworth- Development Administrator

By Phone: 01208 262985
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email:  corinne.winkworth@cornwallfa.com

welfare officer training day


In addition to the separate FA Safeguarding and Welfare Officer Workshops we also offer a 1 day training course which includes the FA Safeguarding Course in the morning and the FA Welfare Officer Workshop in the afternoon. This is a more convenient way for new Club Welfare Officers to attend all the relevant training in one day rather than attending two separate courses. There is also a discount applied to this training day as the whole fee is £50, saving money on attending two separate courses.  For more information please get in touch using the details above.