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FIFA Guardians™ Starting your Safeguarding Journey

FIFA Guardians™ Starting your Safeguarding Journey

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  • 12 hours study
  • Level 1: Introductory
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    • Welcome to FIFA Guardians™: Starting your safeguarding journey

      This course is for Global Football Community Learners and Open Learners, and is part of the FIFA Guardians™ Safeguarding in Sport Award.

      This course focuses on building support for your early work in safeguarding, assessing, and prioritising safeguarding risks, and developing your organisation’s safeguarding policy, safeguarding reporting and your organisation’s response to concerns.

      The course is divided into seven 90-minute sessions for you to study at your own pace. There are also quizzes that, along with the Sessions, make up 12 hours of online learning for you to complete at your own pace.

      This course is free and open to all, you are welcome to study it without enrolling. If you want to earn a FIFA/OU digital badge for your learning, you’ll need to enrol. Once you have done so, you’ll be returned to this screen. Before you start the course there are three statements you must click on and respond to: one is to confirm that your age is appropriate for you to study the course; the second is a declaration about your eligibility to work with children and the final is to state your involvement, or not, with football.

      If you are a FIFA-approved learner, you need to enrol on the FIFA Learner pathway and not here.

      It is important to know that completing this education programme will not guarantee sporting environments and activities to be 100% safe for children and young people. Inappropriately designed programmes and poor operational management can put children and youth at risk of harm. We hope that by taking this course, risk of harm can be identified and reduced and that everyone can participate in sport in a safe and supportive environment, free from all forms of harassment and abuse.

      If you have a concern about the content of this course you can report it by clicking on the 'report a concern' button.

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      Gain a digital badge

      By studying the course you will have the opportunity to gain a digital badge – you need to click on the ‘Enrol’ button to be able to do the quizzes and earn the badge.

    • This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection of courses called FIFA Guardians™ Safeguarding in Sport Award pathway. There are 2 courses in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      By completing this course, you will be able to:

      • Undertake your safeguarding responsibilities with more confidence.
      • Understand the early steps you can take regarding safeguarding policies and reporting of concerns.
      • Develop an initial safeguarding Action Plan for your organisation.
      • Identify the key people you can work with to support the development of safeguarding in your cultural and legal environment.

    • Course dates:

      First Published 19/08/2021.

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    This course is rated 3.3

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    • Bliss Harris

      Safeguarding

      Bliss Harris15 October 2021 5:12

      amazing journey of knowledge. We coach the kids but it's just important to make sure their environment is up to the highest safety standard.

    • Rosemary Cassell

      Rosemary Cassell9 October 2021 5:26

      I have definitely learnt a lot on this topic of safeguarding. this enables me to know the serious nature of the topic and also what to do when situations in that regard arises

    • Sejane Sempe

      COURSE IS MIND BLOWING AND A GREAT EYE OPENER

      Sejane Sempe7 September 2021 5:19

      The course came at the right time when abuse for children in sport is of grave concern, Children's Rights approach adopted by this course is central and is a complete and useful guidance on protecting the rights of children in enjoying football free from harm. I find this course not only relevant for football but also relevant for other sporting codes. Other sporting organisations can learn a lot from this FIFA course and adapt it to their situation. It is true that when children get involved in football they are being saved from being exposed to negative exposure to drugs and gangsterism as well as other social ills, But it will be unfortunate if they can be saved from all this only for them to be exposed to another social ill in the form of abuse. I am very proud of FIFA for developing such a great course of great significance. The course greatly enhances the integrity of FIFA and the sport at large. It protects the beautiful game from all negative perception and singles out football as a safe place for children to play and enjoy football in a safe and caring enviroment. Thanks for this excellent course.

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    About this course

    • 12 hours study
    • Level 1: Introductory
    • Gain a digital badge

    Ratings

    3.3 out of 5 stars

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