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Aligned with The FA, Lincoln United Football Club, seeks to build a safe, fun and inclusive environment for all children and young people, whether they are players, young referees or qualified coaches.

To help guide those working with children and young people, The FA provides various courses in safeguarding children. Sometimes these are required as part of a qualification (e.g. for coaches and referee), and sometimes for a role, (e.g. the Club Welfare Officer). However, there are courses suitable for everyone, whatever their role in youth football.

All FA safeguarding courses are football-focused and child-centred. They are relevant, engaging and designed to help learners act appropriately and with confidence.

As an FA Charter Standard Club we're committed to ensuring our workforce is suitably qualified to support our young players both on and off the field.

The courses available to attain and renew safeguarding qualifications are listed below and available through The FA's Boot Room (link below):

  • Safeguarding For All: The FA's new online provides a basic overview of how to safeguard children, looking specifically at best practice, poor practice and types of abuse.

  • The FA Safeguarding Children Course: Providing club representatives, coaches, managers and referees with an awareness of best practice in safeguarding children.

  • The FA Safeguarding for Committee Members: This course will support you, as a committee member, to identify your individual and collective responsibility in safeguarding. Thus ensuring the club creates an environment with the wellbeing of children and young people at the central of all we do.

  • The FA Online Safeguarding Re-Certification: This is a free online course available for anyone who needs to renew their safeguarding children training.

  • The FA Guide to Safeguarding Adults: This module explores the meaning of 'safeguarding adults' and 'adults of risk'.

All courses are available using The FA Boot Room -