For everyone who works with young people, safeguarding workshops focus on keeping football safe
The FA states that everyone working with under 18s should obtain a fresh Safeguarding Children every three years. FA Licensed Coaches Club members and coaches working in under 18s teams in Charter Standard clubs are required to do this.
Everyone working with children in football must have this qualification. In order to complete this course the candidate must be:
- at least 18 years of age (Coaching/Standalone)
- at least 16 years of age (Refereeing)
All Charter Standard Youth teams must have a Level 1 Football coach with valid Safeguarding Children and Emergency Aid certificates.
- Best practice
- What is poor practice? What is abuse?
- What to do about poor practice & abuse
- What next?
How much does this course cost?
Re-certification can be done by completing the new, free online course which can be taken in the learner’s own time, at their own pace or by re-attending a safeguarding children workshop.
Launched in autumn 2016 the new online course is available to anyone who has an existing Safeguarding Children Workshop qualification or re-certification that is over two years old.
It includes material 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.
Click here for the Safeguarding recertification guide.