This FREE online course is written for secretaries, chairmen, treasurers and club welfare officers in clubs with Under-18 teams.
Developed by The FA Education and Safeguarding teams, the course is designed to provide a consistent level of safeguarding awareness across all youth clubs and to support them to embed the essential safeguards.
The course explores the key safeguarding building blocks in clubs, such as effective committees, safer recruitment, building safe environments and recognising and reporting concerns. It addresses whistleblowing and stresses how important the committee is in supporting the Club Welfare Officer to embed safeguarding.
THE COURSE IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT OF COUNTY FA AFFILIATION
It is a requirement that a minimum of FOUR committee members – secretaries, chairmen, treasurers and club welfare officers MUST complete the course for clubs to successfully affiliate for the 2018/19 season.
Please note: if an individual holds more than one role they only need take the course once.
Other club officials may also access the course, although it is not mandatory at this point.
The qualification is valid for a period of three years, so if you completed it for the 2017/18 season and intend to remain in any of the four mandatory roles, then you do not need to complete it again at this stage.
CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE FA SAFEGUARDING FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS COURSE
On completing the course you will be able to download a certificate to demonstrate successful completion and the qualification will be added to your FAN record.
If you require any support accessing this course, then please contact Emma Sharrock, Football Services Officer on 01900 511800 or email footballservices@CumberlandFA.com