The FA

Online Safeguarding Children Re-Certification

About The Course

This free online course is available to anyone who has previously completed it before or The FA Safeguarding Children Course and needs to renew their safeguarding children training. 

It offers latest guidance on safer practice with under 18s, safer use of social media, safeguarding disabled children, listening to children, recognising and responding to poor practice and abuse and how and when to report safeguarding concerns. 

If you're an FA licensed coach or a coach in a Charter Standard youth team, you must update your safeguarding training every three years. All coaches and managers and others working with under 18s are strongly recommended to re-certificate. Referees will be expected to have in-date certificate to register for the 2020/21 season .


who's it for?

This course is for learners whose FA Safeguarding Children Course or FA Online Safeguarding Re-Certification has expired or is more than two-and-a-half years old . 



By the end of the course, you will have renewed your understanding about: 

  • What we mean by ‘safeguarding’ and the ‘Designated Person’ network
  • The importance of best practice on and offline in football and how to play your part in keeping football safe and enjoyable for children and young people
  • How to recognise poor practice and abuse
  • What to do if you are concerned about a child and how to report
  • Why children find it hard to tell adults about poor and abuse and how important it is to listen to children
  • What to do if a child tells you something and what a club can do to help a child or young person speak out  

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Yes as long as the qualification is over two-and-a-half years old.

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