FA Safeguarding Children

Awarded by the FA, this short 3 hour course provides club representatives, coaches, referees and volunteers with an awareness of best practice in safeguarding children in football. The course supports the FA’s strategic goal to raise standards across the game. All bookings must be made using the online booking process by the individual who will be attending the course. This is so the individual can complete the required information including access requirements, any disability information and agreeing to the terms and conditions. This cannot be done on their behalf.

Course Info

  • Minimum Age: 16 Years
  • Course Duration: 3 Hours
  • Frequency: Approximately 1 scheduled per month
  • Pre-requisites: None   

Who is this course for?

This course is open to anyone over the age of 16, specifically those who are involved in supporting young footballers including those under 18 years. Coaches, medics and referees are encouraged to complete the course, especially those involved with Charter Standard clubs where the Safeguarding qualification is a mandatory requirement. Lincolnshire FA will also work with individual clubs or leagues who believe they have sufficient demand to warrant a club/league specific Safeguarding Course at their own venue. The minimum number of participants required for a course to run is 12.  

What can I expect from the course?

3 hours in duration, managed by an experienced and fully qualified FA Safeguarding Tutor, the course format is classroom based and will provide you with the knowledge to support participants to create a fun, safe and positive environment and importantly, ensure you are aware how to identify and report any concerns about a child’s welfare. On completion, your Safeguarding Children certificate will be valid for 3 years and is a pre-requisite to gaining a ‘pass’ across all FA Coaching qualification levels.

On completion of the course, you will have covered;

  •  Best Practice
    • Signs, symptoms, forms of abuse and poor practice
    • Behaviours that are cause for concern
    • Attitudes in relation to poor practice and abuse
  • Taking Action
    • What to do if you have concerns
    • How to respond to a child when they disclose abuse

How do I find out when the next available course is on?

You can find a list of Safeguarding Children workshops HERE.  However new course dates can often be announced and occasionally existing course dates/venues are subject to change. It’s always best to check the Lincolnshire FA website or give us a call to get the most up to date course information.

I’ve found the course I want – how do I enrol?

The quickest and easiest way is to enrol is via our Online Course Booking Service. The online service is available 24/7 so can be accessed at a time that suits you. It will allow you to conveniently view course details and the number of remaining places available on each course and enable you to make an instant SECURE payment which guarantee’s your place on the course at the touch of a button! Payment can be made with all major credit and debits cards.

Access to our secure online booking service can be found by visiting HERE. If you have any questions please contact Lincolnshire FA 08449 67 07 08 | development@lincolnshirefa.com / chris.funnell@lincolnshirefa.com 

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