FA Welfare Officer Workshop

FA Welfare Officers Workshop

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 18

Course Duration: 3 hours

Price: £25

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COURSE DETAILS

Awarded by The FA, this course is designed to explore the role of a grassroots football club Welfare Officer.

This three-hour workshop is mandatory for anyone taking on the role of Welfare Officer for their grassroots club or league. Building on the Safeguarding Children Workshop, 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. This workshop is interactive and learners should anticipate being involved in a number of group activities.

- Workshop outcomes
- Learning agreement

- Identifying the qualities of a Welfare Officer

- Recognising personal skill sets

- Exploring and identifying the key Welfare Officer responsibilities

Identifying and exploring what needs to be in place for clubs and leagues to demonstrate best practice in relation to safeguarding children

Identifying resources to assist clubs and leagues to develop a safe and aware environment including social media guidance

Listening to children

- Recognising that key safeguarding legislation impacts on football

- Understanding the background to the development of The FA’s Policy and Procedures

- Exploring the key roles and responsibilities of the statutory agencies

- Clarifying the roles and responsibilities of the Welfare Officer and other designated persons within football

- Discussing the need for safeguarding recruitment procedures

- Explaining when appropriate safeguarding checks [CRC] are required

- Describing The FA’s Online Safeguarding Service

- Dealing with a disclosure

- Dealing with a concern about the welfare of a young person

- Exploring poor practice issues that clubs need to manage internally

- Identifying the organisations that can support Welfare Officers

- Making an individual action plan

 

Course Pre-requisites

You are required to have completed The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop before applying for this workshop.

It’s also mandatory for anyone taking on the role of Welfare Officer to have an accepted FA Criminal Record Check – so learners are advised to have, as a minimum, submitted their CRC application prior to attending this training.

Outcomes

At the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify what needs to be in place for clubs/leagues to safeguard and protect children effectively
  • Describe their roles and responsibilities and those of other designated persons in grassroots football
  • Act on reported concerns about poor practice and abuse within or outside football
  • Begin an action plan for their club/league

Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

FA Welfare Officers Workshop FAQS

Unfortunately not. Each individual learner is required to book their own place using their own FAN and Password, to ensure our information on medical conditions, emergency contacts etc is accurate and up to date. The booking agreement is always between Derbyshire FA and the individual learner.

The named and registered Club Welfare Officer will be able to set up an online club account for administrating CRC’s for all club coaches. The Club Welfare officer should email fachecks@thefa.com to set up an account (only the named Club Welfare officer on the WGS will be recognised by FA CRC).

If you are a member of the FA Licensed Coaches Club you can undertake an FA CRC through Derbyshire FA. Please contact Cath Morton by emailing cath.morton@derbyshirefa.com

If you have forgotten your FAN or Password click here to send a reminder to the email address attached to your account.

Get In Touch

Phone: 01332 361422 (Option 1)

9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

Email: footballeducation@derbyshirefa.com