By David Kwiatek
18 August
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SAFEGUARDING | England Football Learning have launched a brand-new online course - #Safeguarding for Parents and Carers

Making football fun, enjoyable and safe is everyone’s responsibility.

This FREE 25 to 30-minute course creates awareness of the role that parents and carers play in safeguarding within football

For more details and/or to start the course, go to:

This course will give you the tools and information to recognise what should be in place to support your child to have a positive football experience in their club or football setting, as well as how to identify and report any concerns about poor practice or abuse.

The course will help you to:

  • Know what safeguarding is and that you have a role to play as a parent or carer.
  • Understand that children's football should be centred around the needs and wellbeing of children.
  • Increase awareness of the different forms, signs and indicators of abuse, including ‘grooming’ as well as understanding what constitutes poor practice, and how this links to abuse.
  • Increase your confidence regarding what safeguards should be in place at a child's club or football setting, and how to check this.
  • Increase your awareness of reporting concerns through recognised channels.
  • Increase your awareness of the behaviours that are expected in children’s football environments.

Pride Park FC is committed to safeguarding children through adopting best practice and recognising and eliminating poor practice. Making football fun, enjoyable and safe is everyone’s responsibility. We all have a part to play and it’s important that parents and carers are able to understand their role and how to report concerns quickly and effectively.

To start this FREE course, go to:

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