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The FA is committed to safeguarding children across the game in England. From ensuring best practice and recognising poor practice to understanding how to report concerns quickly and effectively, we believe that making football fun, enjoyable and safe is everyone’s responsibility. Read more about The FA’s Respect Principles. Our new Safeguarding Awareness for Parents & Carers' course is designed to help parents and carers to make an informed choice about the football setting they enrol their child in. Upon completion of the course, parents and carers will receive a safeguarding certificate that will appear on their FAN account.

Expectations and goals.

This course will help parents and carers to:

  • Know what safeguarding is and that you have a role to play as a parent or carer.

  • Understand that children's football should be centred around the needs and wellbeing of children.

  • Increase awareness of the different forms, signs and indicators of abuse, including ‘grooming’ as well as understanding what constitutes poor practice, and how this links to abuse.

  • Increase your confidence regarding what safeguards should be in place at a child's club or football setting, and how to check this.

  • Increase your awareness of reporting concerns through recognised channels.

  • Increase your awareness of the behaviours that are expected in children’s football environments.

Minimum age: 16

Course Duration: 25-30 minutes

Price: Free

Safeguarding Awareness Course for Parents and Carers  

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