Child Safety Week 2022

Child Safety Week 2022

This week is national Child Safety Week, with the theme Safety in mind.

Child Safety Week is an annual community education campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), acting as a catalyst for thousands of safety conversations and activities UK-wide. The week also aims to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.

In football, The FA is committed to safeguarding children across the game in England. From ensuring best practice and recognizing poor practice to understanding how to report concerns quickly and effectively, we believe that making football fun, enjoyable and safe is everyone’s responsibility.

England Football Learning – The FA’s education arm – has recently launched a free online course for parents and carers. The 30-minute course aims to create greater awareness of the safeguarding role parents and carers can play within football.

You can get involved and help be part of the solution to improve safeguarding for children in the world of football by signing up today

The course can be taken here

It extends England Football Learning’s existing series of safeguarding in football courses, some of which are free to access, and each aimed at a different type of football participant. These courses include:

• Safeguarding For All – for grassroots volunteer helpers, under-16 coaches and referees.

• Safeguarding Children Course – for coaches, managers, welfare officers, medics, referees and anyone taking FA qualifications, or in a role working directly with children.

• Welfare Officers Course – for grassroots league and club welfare officers.

• Safeguarding for Committee Members – for grassroots league and club committee members.

• Guide to Safeguarding Adults – for everyone involved in adult disability football from players to coaches and helpers.