During the COVID-19 pandemic and looking to what are likely to be ongoing ways of working, The FA have extended their safeguarding guidance for anyone working in football who engages online with under-18s.
The extended guidance is contained in two new safeguarding guidance notes - one for club coaches/managers and the other for parents/carers. A link to each document is given below.
The coaches/managers’ guidance outlines best practice on all aspects of communicating online with under-18 players, i.e. the appropriate setting, session content and general behaviour etc.
The parents/carers’ guidance focuses more on general tips on children’s online activities now and in the future - as well as expectations they should have of the club to which their child(ren) belong.
We encourage every club to make their members aware of these new guidance notes as soon as possible, so everyone keeps abreast of best-practice when engaging with children (i.e. in football, under 18-year-olds).
For further information about safeguarding please contact us:
T: 01903 768578