The FA recommends that everyone working with under 18s obtains a fresh Safeguarding Children every three years. FA Licensed Coaches Club members and coaches working in under 18s teams in Charter Standard clubs are required to do this.
Re-certification can be done by completing the new, free online course which can be taken in the learner’s own time, at their own pace or by re-attending a safeguarding children workshop.
Launched in autumn 2016 the new online course is available to anyone who has an existing Safeguarding Children Workshop qualification or re-certification that is over two years old.
It includes material on safer practice with under 18s, safer use of social media, safeguarding disabled children, listening to children, recognising and responding to poor practice and abuse and how and when to report safeguarding concerns.
To take this course download the PDF below and follow the guidance.
To gain a new certificate via a safeguarding children workshop or to arrange one for your club please get in touch with our courses team via Courses@WiltshireFA.com