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The FA launch free online Safeguarding Awareness for Parents and Carers course

We're pleased to announce the launch of the new free online FA Safeguarding Awareness for Parents & Carers' course.

Oxfordshire FA (OFA) are pleased to announce the launch of the new free online FA Safeguarding Awareness for Parents & Carers' course, which is designed to help you, as a parent or carer, make an informed choice about the football setting you enrol your child in.  
Upon completion of the course, you’ll be able to print an FA Safeguarding Certificate that will appear on your FA ‘FAN’ account. You can return to the course to refresh your knowledge at any time.
The OFA encourages all spectators, volunteers and parents / carers of young people playing in grassroots football to take the course by clicking here. In addition The FA will be contacting every grassroots club asking them to support this initiative by encouraging all club parents / carers to take the course. 
OFA Designated Safeguarding Officer Nigel Saverton said “This free course is a real must for all parents/ carers and spectators in all areas of the game and provides an understanding of not just safeguarding but also how to recognise what safeguards should be in place in your child’s club, as well as information on being able to recognise signs of abuse and how to report concerns.  The course is part of The FA’s 3 year strategy “Building an Ever Safer Culture” and Oxfordshire FA are encouraging every parent/ carer to take this free 30 minute on line course to support our work to improve the playing environment for young people and make football safe not sorry.”
The course can be done in small pieces or as a whole course and on completion you can print your FA Certificate.  Please support us in generating greater awareness of safeguarding in football by taking the course by clicking here.
For more information about Safeguarding in your child’s club please contact your Club Welfare Officer or visit the OFA Safeguarding page of website by clicking here or if you would prefer, please email

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