FA Welfare Officer Workshop

Awarded by the Football Association, this short 3 hour course is designed to explore the role of a grassroots football club Welfare Officer and to clarify the support networks for designated individuals in football.

Course Information

Minimum Age: 18

Course Duration: 3 hours

Course Prerequisites: The FA Safeguarding Children course is essential for Welfare Officers to complete prior to attending this workshop. Welfare Officers must also have an FA Criminal Records Check (CRC) check prior to being appointed in their role. For further information on this click here.

Who is it for: This course is exclusively for grassroots League and Club Welfare Officers.

Course aims and objectives

The course is designed to explore the role of the welfare officer and to identify the support networks for designated persons in football. It will assist welfare officers to recognise the best practice that is already in place to safeguard youth leagues and youth teams and identify any areas that need to be addressed to provide fun, safe, positive football environments. The course will support welfare officers to take ownership and develop confidence in dealing with poor practice issues, provide information on key child protection legislation and the statutory agencies and provide clarity on reporting concerns about child abuse. The course supports The FA's strategic goals to raise standards across the game and demonstrates our capacity to be trusted to lead.

Course Content

This is a workshop designed to answer questions such as:

What responsibilities do welfare officers have to safeguard children?
What responsibilities do clubs and leagues have to safeguard children?
How does a Welfare Officer ensure the club is following best practice?
What should a Welfare Officer do when concerns are reported about poor practice, bullying and or abuse within or outside a football setting?
What is CRC and who should have a Criminal Records Check done?

The workshop is interactive and informal; tutors draw on participant's experiences and knowledge as well as developing learning through presentation and small group activities.

Practical Involvement: There is no practical (i.e. on-field) aspect to the workshop.

Assessment: There is no formal assessment; the progress of learners is monitored through the group activities and discussions.

Re-assessment: Having completed the FA Safeguarding Children and Welfare Officer Workshops, Welfare Officers can then access the online Safeguarding Children re-certification module. This provides additional support and is usually completed approximately three years after attending the awareness training workshop.

All workshops will start at 6.00p.m., last no more than three hours and will be held in the offices of Durham County FA at Riverside South, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3SJ

To apply for a workshop please complete the application form at the bottom of the screen 'Documents' and return with payment to the Durham County FA, Riverside South, Chester-le-Street, Durham, DH3 3SJ


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FA Welfare Officers Workshop Dates 

2017 Course Dates

Venue: Durham County FA, Riverside South, Chester-le-Street, Durham DH3 3SJ  
Thursday 14th December 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Course Code: WOW68

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