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The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop

1 year ago By Paul Buckle

In house workshop - April 5th

CYFC will be holding a FA Safeguarding Children Workshop on Wednesday 5th April at the Copthorne Social Club from 7pm.

Cost is £25 (club members costs will be covered by the club)

To book, please contact Paul Buckle. Email

Course Description

For everyone who works with young people, this workshop focuses on making football safe. The course teaches our football workforce to promote best practice to protect young people. Candidates will learn how to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse, and understand fears involved in these concerns.

Course Pre-requisites

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age (coaching/ standalone)
Candidates must be at least 16 years of age (refereeing)

Course Duration

Three hours

Course Aims & Objectives

The workshop will raise your awareness and specifically help you to be able to:

Identify and build on best practice in football
Recognise signs of abuse and identify what behaviour causes concern
Identify the actions to take if you have a concern and who can help
Develop your action plan for change

Course Content


Setting standards
Building a network of designated persons
Responsible recruitment
Your responsibilities

Best Practice

Your practice
Poor practice
Promoting best practice
Reviewing your practice
Changing behaviour

What is Poor practice? What is abuse?

What is child abuse?
Types of abuse
Believe it or not
Incidence of abuse
Signs and indicators

What to do about poor practice and abuse?

Emotional responses
Who to contact
Dealing with possible poor practice and/or abuse in a football setting
Dealing with concerns outside the football setting
Responding to a child who discloses
Recording your concerns
Dealing with bullying

What Next?

Taking action: for you, your club, team or organisation
Taking action for yourself

Equality: FA Learning will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, it's activities in an atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. FA Learning will seek to provide a service which is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.

Updated 09:05 - 6 Mar 2017 by Paul Buckle

Where next?

Charter Standard Award 2016/17 CYFC has received confirmation of our award for the 2016/17 season
Chairman's note for September “The best players are those that bring out the best in their teammates."


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