Online Safeguarding Children Recertification

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This interactive course is available free of charge for anyone in football who has previously completed the three hour face-to-face Safeguarding Children Workshop and whose qualification is due to expire in the next twelve months.

Please note if you have only ever taken the old 'Child Protection Workshop', and have not renewed since, this recertification is not available to you.  You will need to attend a Safeguarding Children Workshop. 

The recertification course includes:

  •  The role of designated people in football
  •  Safer practice with under 18s
  •  Safer use of social media
  •  Safeguarding disabled children
  •  Listening to children
  •  Recognising and responding to poor practice and abuse
  •  How and when to report safeguarding concerns

The course uses case studies, interactive tasks and interviews to bring the material to life.

On completion, records will automatically update with a new qualification and the learner can also print a certificate. Please note it may take up to seven days for a qualification to show on a learner's records.

To see guidance on how to access the free online course please click HERE.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the course be live?

The course went live on 28 November 2016.

How often should the Safeguarding Children certificate be renewed?

It is recommended those who work in youth football renew every three years.

Coaches in Charter Standard Clubs working in youth football, Licensed Coaches’ Club members and Tutors must renew every three years.

Who is this course for?

Anyone in football who has previously completed the three hour face-to- face Safeguarding Children Workshop and whose qualification will expire in the next twelve months.

Can learners take the course if they have previously taken the old online recertification course?

Yes, as long as their qualification is due to expire in the next twelve months.

How do learners find the course?

Detailed guidance notes are attached.

How long does the course take?

This depends on the learner but usually about two hours.

Can learners log out and log in again another day?

Yes, learners can take the course in their own time and at their own pace. Please note all five modules must be completed before the certificate can be issued.

Is the course compatible with multiple devices?

Yes, the course should open on most devices including laptops and tablets.  We would advise the learner uses Google Chrome to access the course.

What if I have any other questions?

Please contact education@thefa.com