Northamptonshire FA hold safeguarding course for coaches training deaf and disabled children

Welfare Officers and youth coaches are invited to a Safeguarding Deaf and Disabled Children Workshop on Wednesday July 15 which is being hosted by the Northamptonshire FA.

The Workshop will take place at Moulton College in Northampton from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and will help participants to develop their knowledge of safeguarding, specifically relating to disabled and deaf children.

The key purposes of the workshop are to:

* Explain what is meant by ‘disability’

* Explain why deaf and disabled children are more vulnerable to poor practice and abuse

* Describe best practice and safeguards when including deaf and disabled children

* Inform participants about where they can get help and advice

The session is primarily aimed at Welfare Officers and youth coaches, but anyone else who has an interest in the session may take part.

Amber Wildgust, Disability Development Officer at the Northamptonshire FA, said:

“Here at the Northamptonshire FA, we are committed to safely involving all children and young people in football, including children who have an impairment or disability.

“Research suggests young people with a disability are less likely to participate in sport than their non-disabled peers. This course looks at how to offer appropriate encouragement and coaching tailored to the needs of individual’s in order to deliver great inclusive football sessions for all.”

For more information, please contact Sue Miller by emailing

To book your place on the Workshop, please visit