FA Welfare Officer Workshop

FA Welfare Officers Workshop

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 18

Course Duration: 3 hours

Price: £22

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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

Start Date
Venue
Price
£22.00
Location
Durham County FA
Riverside South
Chester-le-Street
Durham
DH3 3SJ
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Price
£22.00
Location
Durham County FA
Riverside South
Chester-le-Street
Durham
DH3 3SJ
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Price
£22.00
Location
Durham County FA
Riverside South
Chester-le-Street
Durham
DH3 3SJ
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com
Price
£22.00
Location
Durham County FA
Riverside South
Chester-le-Street
Durham
DH3 3SJ
Contact
Development Department
0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)
Development@DurhamFA.com

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.

Do you want to book offline?

Email Sophie.Hughes@DurhamFA.com to request an application form for the course you would like to attend.

Your place will not be secured until this application form is return with full payment for the course.

Coach education faqs

The first step to become a coach is to enrol on an FA Level 1 in Coaching Course. By getting on the coaching pathway individuals have the opportunity to progress up through the various FA Coaching qualifications and to enhance their skills and knowledge in coaching. 

This course will give you the ideal introduction into coaching along with the England DNA principles. By completing this award you will also complete an FA Emergency 1st Aid Workshop and an FA Safeguarding Children Workshop as part of the How We Support block of the course.

You can find all dates, times and costs of this course by clicking on the following link Development & Courses

No, you must complete the FA Level 1 course first. Upon completion, your course tutor will provide feedback as to when they believe you should move onto the next level.

You don't need to be with a club to complete the FA Level 1 in Coaching course, however you will need to have regular access to players.

You will need to be with a club to complete the FA Level 2 in Coaching Football and UEFA B coaching courses. This is due to the nature of the course work involved and linking this with your squad of players.

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Get in touch

Sophie Hughes 

Sophie Hughes
Football Development Administrator

T: 0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)

E: Sophie.Hughes@DurhamFA.com