The FA Welfare Officer Workshop
Mon 13th Nov 2017 @ 21:53:25 (360 Views)

Posted By : Richard Lycett

News Image

Course Description


This 3 hour workshop is mandatory for anyone taking on the role of Welfare Officer for their grassroots club or league. This workshop builds on the Safeguarding Children Workshop providing welfare officers with the specifics of their role; what will be required of them, where to go for professional support and guidance and how to access more information. It provides the key tools to carry out the welfare officer role. This workshop is interactive and learners should anticipate being involved in a number of group activities.

Course Pre-requisites

Learners are required to have completed The FA’s Safeguarding Children Workshop before completing this workshop. It’s also mandatory for anyone  taking on the role of Welfare Officer to have an accepted FA CRB check – so learners are advised to have as a minimum submitted their CRB application prior to attending this training.

Course Duration

  • Three hours 

Course Aims & Objectives

At the end of the workshop learners will be able to: 

  • identify what needs to be in place in for clubs / leagues to effectively safeguard and protect children 
  • describe their roles and responsibilities and those of other designated persons in grassroots football 
  • act on reported concerns about poor practice and abuse within or outside football 
  • begin an action plan for their club/league 

Course Content

Introduction and outcomes 

  • Recognising the skill sets you bring to the role 
  • Identify workshop outcomes 
  • Confirm learning agreement 

Qualities of a Welfare Officer 

  • Identifying the qualities of a Welfare Officer 
  • Exploring and identifying the key Welfare Officer responsibilities 

Safeguarding building blocks 

  • Identifying and exploring what needs to be in place for clubs and leagues to demonstrate best practice in relation to safeguarding children 
  • Resources to assist clubs and leagues to develop a safe and aware environment including social media guidance 
  • Respect Programme 
  • Listening to children 

Key legislation 

  • Recognise that key safeguarding legislation impacts on football 
  • Understanding the background to the development of The FAs Policy and Procedures 

The statutory agencies and designated person infrastructure

  • The key roles and responsibilities of the statutory agencies 
  • The roles and responsibilities of the Welfare Officer and other designated persons within football 

Responsible Recruitment  

  • The need for safeguarding recruitment procedures 
  • Eligibility for appropriate safeguarding checks [CRB] 
  • The FAs Online Safeguarding Service 

Concerns and cases

  • Dealing with a disclosure 
  • Dealing with a concern about the welfare of a young person 
  • Poor practice issues that clubs need to manage internally 
  • Identifying the organisations that can support Welfare Officers 

Action Planning

  • What will help to develop an aware club 
  • Making an individual action plan 

Period of Registration

Candidates will be expected to participate in continued professional development opportunities once qualified. More information about this can be obtained from your CFA Welfare Officer. It is recognised that learning occurs in many different ways and the role of the Welfare Officer is varied as such there is a suite of learning opportunities which the learner is encouraged to select and engage in.

Equality: FA Learning will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, it's activities in an atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. FA Learning will seek to provide a service which is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.


This course will take place on 25th January 2018 at SHCFA, Meadowhall Road, Sheffield, S9 1BN. The course cost is £25 per candidate.



DDJSFL League Office          23rd April 2018
Transpoint Building
Doncaster Road, Kirk Sandall


Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA      14th June 2018
Clegg House
204 Meadowhall Road

Share this ...

Teams looking for friendlies

Other News

Sad News
Mon 18th Jun @ 07:28:39 (4,967 Views)

SDJSFL Team win regional Futsal Championship
Sun 17th Jun @ 16:43:54 (560 Views)

League Open Days (Helping Players Find teams and Team find players)
Thu 14th Jun @ 20:29:59 (365 Views)

Yorkshire Sport Foundation Workshops
Tue 12th Jun @ 20:45:51 (293 Views)

Sheffield's Celebration of Sport is back
Tue 12th Jun @ 20:41:48 (254 Views)

Grow our Clubs
Tue 12th Jun @ 08:59:05 (293 Views)

Spaces on Level 1 starting this week
Fri 8th Jun @ 20:50:25 (628 Views)

Win A Football Kit from Kia
Fri 8th Jun @ 14:05:46 (571 Views)

Players Wanted

Young Owls Under 7 - Under 7 (2 Tms, 1Rst)

Whiston Wildcats U7s - Under 7 (Single Format)

Maltby Main JFC - Under 7 (Single Format)

Sheffield Rangers - Under 8 (2 Tms, 1Rst)

Tinsley Juniors Football Club - Under 8 (2 Tms, 1Rst)

chapeltown athletic U8 - Under 8 (Single Format)

Sheffield Steelers JFC Under 8s Blue - Under 8 (Single Format)

Whiston Wildcats U8s - Under 8 (Single Format)

Woodhouse Junior - Under 8 (Single Format)

Killamarsh Dynamos U9 - Under 9 (2 Tms, 1Rst)

chapeltown athletic U9 - Under 9 (Single Format)

Darnall Diamonds - Under 9 (Single Format)

Aston Swallownest U9s Reds - Under 9 (Single Format)

Tinsley Juniors - Under 9 (Single Format)

Clowne Comets JFC - Under 10 (2 Tms, 1Rst)

Wisewood Jfc - Under 10 (2 Tms, 1Rst)

AFC Norton Woodseats U10s Blues - Under 10 (Single Format)

Whiston Wildcats U10s - Under 10 (Single Format)

Millhouses Juniors FC (Blacks) - Under 10 (Single Format)

Young Owls Under 10s - Under 10 (Single Format)

SHAW LANE AFC Under 10 Blues - Under 10 (Single Format)

Staveley Miners Welfare FC (Blues) - Under 11

Wisewood Jfc BLACK - Under 11

Wisewood JFC RED - Under 11

Abbey Lane JFC - Under 11

Hoyland Common Falcons JFC Green - Under 11

Middlewood Rovers Blue - Under 11

Darnall Llera Diamonds - Under 11

Chapeltown Athletic U11 Yellow - Under 11

Wombwell Juniors U11 - Under 11

Ecclesfield Red Rose - Under 11

Thurcroft Miners Juniors - Under 12

Wisewood Jfc BLACK - Under 12

Pilsley Community Football Club - Under 12

Abbey Lane Jfc Blacks - Under 12

Chapeltown Athletic JFC - Under 12

Whiston Wildcats U12s Blue - Under 12

Whitwell Fc - Under 12

Laughton Boys Fc - Under 12

Ecclesfield Red Rose Boys JFC - Under 12

Brinsworth Whitehill Jfc - Under 12

Nether Green Gold - Under 12

AFC Norton Woodseats U12s Blues - Under 12

Chesterfield Junior Blues Jets - Under 13 (11v11)

Greenhill JFC - Under 13 (11v11)

Staveley Miners Welfare FC (Spitfires) - Under 13 (11v11)

AFC Norton Woodseats U13s Reds - Under 13 (11v11)

Valley Knights U13s - Under 13 (11v11)

Wisewood Juniors BLACK - Under 13 (11v11)

Wisewood JFC RED - Under 13 (11v11)

Hallam Rangers - Under 13 (11v11)

Wickersley Youth Blue - Under 13 (11v11)

Hoyland Common Falcons JFC Green - Under 13 (11v11)

Tinsley Juniors Football Club - Under 13 (11v11)

Millhouses Juniors FC - Under 13 (11v11)

Worksop Town Juniors - Under 13 (11v11)

Millmoor Juniors - Under 13 (11v11)

Millmoor Juniors - Under 13 (11v11)

AFC Dronfield - Under 13 (11v11)

Dinnington town jfc - Under 13 (11v11)

Clowne Comets JFC - Under 14

Wisewood Juniors Black - Under 14

FC Winterhill Red - Under 14

FC Winterhill Black - Under 14

AFC Pogmoor - Under 14

Whiston Wildcats U14s - Under 14

Wombwell Juniors U14 - Under 14

Tinsley Juniors Football Club - Under 14

Laughton Boys - Under 14

Wickersley Youth - Under 14

Barlborough Juniors Fc Blues - Under 14

Dodworth Miners Welfare JFC - Under 14

AFC Norton Woodseats U15s Reds - Under 15

Young Owls Under 15 - Under 15

Wisewood Juniors Red - Under 15

Phoenix Youth - Under 15

Brampton Rovers - Under 15

AFC Dronfield Black - Under 15

Chapeltown Athletic - Under 15

Whiston Wildcats U15s - Under 15

Thorncliffe Juniors Blue - Under 15

Beighton Magpies Fc - Under 15

Pro Socker Pumas Yellow - Under 15

Phoenix Youth - Under 16

Wisewood Juniors Red - Under 16

Hoyland Common Falcons JFC Red - Under 16

Hillsborough Pumas Orange - Under 16

Aston Swallownest U16s Blues - Under 16

Chapeltown Athletic - Under 16

Rawmarsh St. Josephs - Under 16

Whiston Wildcats U16s - Under 16

Wombwell Juniors U16 - Under 16

Bramley Sunnyside Juniors - Under 16

Laughton Boys - Under 16

Ecclesfield Red Rose JFC - Under 16

Hallam Rangers - Under 16

Darfield JFC - Under 17

Sheffield & District Junior Sunday Football League The Childrens Hospital Charity Sponsored By First Bus South Yorkshire Life Skills North of England Football Academy

Sheffield & District Junior Sunday Football League 2018 | Privacy Policy