The course is a mix of theory and group work. Booklets will be provided but please bring a pen to participate in the group work.
On completion of the course, the following areas will be discussed.
(a) The Implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of participants,
(b) Creating a child-centred environment within the football club,
(c) Categories of abuse and some indicators associated with abuse,
(d) Know how to response appropriately to a disclosure,
(e) Know how to make a report to designated person or appropriate Statutory Authorities.
It provides a good basic understanding of Child protection legislation and educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in football.
This is a mandatory course for any person working or volunteering with children in football in any capacity.
All participants should have completed Garda Vetting prior to attending the course.
The participants must be 16 or over. Due to the content on this particular workshop, consent is required from parents/guardians for 16 and 17 year olds to participate.
Forms can be found at https://www.fai.ie/domestic/safeguarding/training.
Once completed the form should be returned to the Course Tutor before the workshop begins.