The Surrey FA offers a range of safeguarding services and training to help create a safe and enjoyable football experience for everyone. We ensure safeguarding requirements are met as a requirement of club affiliation and we support clubs to maintain these standards. This includes making unannounced safeguarding visits to clubs.
Here are details of the current safeguarding support services the FA offer:
Online safeguarding courses
FA Safeguarding Training for Parents and Carers
FA Safeguarding Training for Coaches, Managers and Club Welfare Officers
Welfare Officers Course
For general knowledge you can take the 'safeguarding for all' course which is accessible here.
Obtaining a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)
Obtaining a DBS is mandatory for some roles, and forms an important part of many safeguarding processes.
See below for help and guidance:
DBS FAQ's- FA guide document
DBS applicant guide
DBS CWO guide
Support and Development for Welfare Officers
Throughout the year, we deliver CPD Events for all of the county's Welfare Officers, and invite guests from the industry to provide expertise in their subject areas.
Keep an eye out for announcements of these free events, or email Safeguarding@SurreyFA.com in the mean time.