Safeguarding Awareness course for Parents & Carers

Safeguarding Awareness course for Parents & Carers

Foundation of Light would like to share a Safeguarding Awareness course for parents and carers on behalf of the FA.

This is a FREE course, which lasts approximately 25-30 minutes, aimed at anyone 16 and over.

The course will benefit you and your child, giving you the tools and information to recognise what should be in place to support your child, to have a positive football experience in their club or club setting. It will also give you the knowledge on how to identify and report any concerns about poor practice or abuse.

About the course

The FA is committed to safeguarding children across the game in England. From ensuring best practice and recognising poor practice to understanding how to report concerns quickly and effectively. 

The course is designed to help you to make an informed choice about the football setting you enrol your child in.

Upon completion of the course, you’ll receive a safeguarding certificate that will appear on your FAN account. You can return to the course to refresh your knowledge at any time.

Expectations and goals

This course will help you to:

  • Know what safeguarding is and that you have a role to play as a parent or carer.
  • Understand that children's football should be centred around the needs and wellbeing of children.
  • Increase awareness of the different forms, signs and indicators of abuse, including ‘grooming’ as well as understanding what constitutes poor practice, and how this links to abuse.
  • Increase your confidence regarding what safeguards should be in place at a child's club or football setting, and how to check this.
  • Increase your awareness of reporting concerns through recognised channels.
  • Increase your awareness of the behaviours that are expected in children’s football environments.

Click here to find out more about the course structure and to start the course itself.