Please see below all the information on the FA Safeguarding courses
Online Safeguarding Children Re-Certification
This free online course is available to anyone who has previously completed The FA Safeguarding Children Course and needs to renew their safeguarding children training.
It offers latest guidance on safer practice with under 18s, safer use of social media, safeguarding disabled children, listening to children, recognising and responding to poor practice and abuse and how and when to report safeguarding concerns.
The FA have redeveloped this course as an online learning module that you can complete at a time that suits you and you can complete the new course now!
The new Safeguarding Children Course supports The FA’s strategic goal to raise standards across the game and will provide club representatives, coaches, referees and managers with an awareness of best practice in safeguarding children in football. Focused on making football safe, the course will help you learn how to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse, while understanding fears involved in these concerns. The Safeguarding Children Course is designed for anyone that works with young people.
Upon completion of the course, you’ll receive a Safeguarding Children qualification and certificate that will appear on your FAN account and will be valid for two years. You can return to the course to refresh your knowledge at any time with the course cost at £30.
Click here to complete the safeguarding children course.
If you have previously completed the Safeguarding Children Course and your qualification is about to expire, you can recertify here for free.
The FA Safeguarding For All
The new free online course provides a basic overview of how to safeguard children, looking specifically at best practice, poor practice and abuse topics.
If you're under 18, it'll also explain how to safeguard yourself. This course is the perfect place to start if you have not done a safeguarding qualification before.
The FA Safeguarding Adults
Do you want to find out what of ‘safeguarding adults’ and ‘adults at risk' means and what is considered best practice in football? If so, complete the FA Safeguarding Adults FREE online course by clicking the link below.
This online module explores the following:
- The context of abuse and the signs and indicators
- How to report any concerns
- How to use safeguards to reduce the risk of harm
The FA Safeguarding for Committee Members
This course will support you, as a committee member, to identify your individual and collective responsibility in safeguarding, so as a team you can create an environment where the wellbeing of children and young people is central to everything that you do.
Welfare Officers Course
Awarded by The FA, this course is designed to explore the role of a grassroots football Welfare Officer. This course will replace the Welfare Officers Workshop.
This two-hour course is mandatory for anyone taking on the role of Welfare Officer for their grassroots club or league. Building on the Safeguarding Children Course, 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.
Delivered via a virtual classroom, learners should expect an interactive session and will be encouraged to participate through a chat function as well as via microphone, where relevant.