FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport
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Learning to play your part
Millions of children around the world are passionate about football. Many play, whether in organised matches or kick-abouts, some take an early interest in coaching and refereeing, and almost all follow a favourite team or player.
Yet no matter how they are involved in the game every child has the right to enjoy football in a safe environment as well as a culture that promotes respect and understanding.
Who is a FIFA Learner
You are a FIFA Learner when you are:
Appointed by your Member Association (MA) as its lead Safeguarding Officer or Safeguarding Focal Point and this has been approved by FIFA.
Nominated by your MA as a Safeguarding Officer working in football; these additional nominations may be accepted by FIFA depending on availability.
FIFA strongly encourages all employees and volunteers of Member Associations (e.g. President, a coach, physio, referee, player, or volunteer), or FIFA staff members to sign up as a FIFA-Learner and complete the short 90-minute Course 1 – FIFA Guardians Safeguarding Essentials.
If you are not a FIFA Learner you can still benefit from all the FIFA Guardians Safeguarding in Sport courses by registering for the Open Learner pathway
Global Football Family Learners
Who is a Global Football Family Learner
Everyone involved in football is a Global Football Family Learner. FIFA strongly encourages all employees and volunteers of Member Associations (e.g. a coach, physio, referee, player, parent, volunteer or the President), or FIFA staff members to sign up as a Global Football Family Learner and complete the short 90-minute Course 1 – FIFA Guardians Safeguarding Essentials.
You are an Open Learner if you work, support or play in activities outside of FIFA or football and want to learn more about safeguarding in sport. Whatever your interest in safeguarding you can benefit from these free FIFA courses. They are open to all.
These courses are brought to you by FIFA in association with The Open University.