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FAI Child Welfare Policy and Basic Awarness Workshop‏

Further to my email on this last week please I would like to give your club the opportunity to host a Child Welfare workshop to get your coaches trained before the new season commences in September. As you are probably aware, any person working or volunteering with children in any capacity on behalf of a club needs to have completed an FAI approved “Basic Awareness” training course. It is the responsibility of the football body concerned to determine the relevant persons within their organisation who this applies to.

As an FAI Child Welfare Tutor for the North East area (trained & approved by the Irish Sports Council), I am prepared to come to your club and deliver the workshop in your own locality. The training course costs €10 per person and the course can be booked through me and I can assist on the setting up of a course.

If I’m not in a position to deliver a course in your area I will arrange another tutor for you through our national Child Welfare officer. A lot of work has been done in this area and training courses are on going on a weekly basis. Please see the on-line booking system we are using for these courses https://payments.fai.ie/child-welfare.html


1. Contacting mark.scanlon@fai.ie to organise a date, time & location.

2. Promote the course locally and with club members.

3. Provide a suitable indoor area to host approximately 20 people sitting comfortably with a tutor and screen.

4. Provide a minimum of 16 participants to attend the course.

5. Provision of tea and coffee is an optional extra

A Child Welfare Booklet will be provided on the night with all presentation slides and case studies, each participant will also receive their certificate on the night and the course takes 3 hours in total.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Mark Scanlon

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Football Association of Ireland

Meath Development Officer

Phone: 086-7954353

E-mail: mark.scanlon

Author: Jonathan
I'm the Leagues PRO. You will often meet me Pitchside with my camera getting photos for our site and social networks.

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