Introduction To Safeguarding
INTRODUCTION TO SAFEGUARDING
Welcome to the Introduction To Safeguarding online course.
This new online course is for:
- Referees aged 14 and 15
- Referees aged 16: Referees aged 16 can choose between attending the Safeguarding Children Workshop or completing the online course.
- Young people under 16 helping in football: Young people between 14 and 16 helping in football are encouraged to take this course to help them safeguard themselves and others.
If you do not belong to one of these groups, or are over 16 years of age, you will not be able to enrol on the course.
This course is not suitable for you if you do not belong to these groups and it will not be recognised as a valid Safeguarding Children Certificate should you complete it.
This course covers the types of abuse and poor practice a young person may see in football, whether they are victims themselves or see other children and young people at risk. It gives examples on staying safe and not crossing boundaries in relationships in football. It also gives clear guidance on where to get help and advice.
To access the course, you will need a device connected to the internet. Most popular smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers provided they are connected to the internet at 3G speeds or above will work. Some elements of the course will function better on mobile phones than others.
You will need to know your FAN/email address and password to enrol on and complete the course.
It will take between 30 and 45 minutes to complete the course, but you can stop the course and come back to it as it will retain your progress.
The course is free of charge for candidates and includes a digital certificate that can be downloaded and printed at any time.