The Surrey County Womens & Girls League are offering a subsidised Surrey FA Safeguarding course for its member Clubs in 2020 – don’t miss out!

Course Name: FA Safeguarding Children Workshop (hosted by Surrey FA)

Date of Course: Monday 27th April 2020

Start Time: 7pm

Course Duration: Three hours

Minimum Age: Candidates must be at least 16 years of age

Location: Imber Court Sports Club, Ember Lane, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 0BT

Maximum Attendees: 24 people

Booking Link:

Course Details: Awarded by The FA, this short 3 hour course provides club representatives, coaches, referees and volunteers with an awareness of best practice in safeguarding children in football. The course supports The FA’s strategic goal to raise standards across the game. The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop is designed for anyone that works with young people. Focused on making football safe, the course will help you learn how to recognise signs and symptoms of abuse, while understand fears involved in these concerns.

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 Outcomes: 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

  • Introduction
  • Your practice
  • Poor practice
  • Promoting best practice
  • Reviewing your practice
  • Changing behaviour
  • Self-reflections

What is Poor practice? What is abuse?

  • Introduction
  • What is child abuse?
  • Effects
  • Types of abuse
  • Believe it or not
  • Incidence of abuse
  • Signs and indicators
  • Self-reflections

What to do about poor practice and abuse?

  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Self-reflections

What Next?

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

Terms & Conditions: This Course is offered at a subsidised fee of £5.00 and is booked on the understanding that, should a Participant fail to attend any part of the Course or fail to fully complete the Course as advised by the FA Tutor, the Club to which the Participant is attached will be responsible for paying the FULL cost of the course (£30.00)

Clubs will be invoiced via Prawn Sandwich & Payments must be made via BACS within 7 days of receipt of Invoice. Places are limited, so in the first instance, we will be offering ONE place per Club on a first come/first served basis