Communication methods are forever evolving, and increasingly sports are using social networking sites and other developing media outlets of choice to connect and interact with a wide range of groups. Although seen as a very effective communication and promotion tool, this is only true if used correctly and mindfully. The following measures should be regarded as best practice.
During the covid pandemic, the FAW seen a significant increase in clubs delivering online coaching sessions to keep their players engaged. Its important to remember that when delivering online coaching, safeguarding and child/player welfare remains as important as ever. The following measures should be regarded as best practice.
Staff/volunteers who deliver football related activity to children may, on occassions, be required to deal with a child's challenging behaviour. The following measures should be regarded as best practice.
The Football Association of Wales understands and empathises that parents/guardians may wish to celebrate their child’s achievements on the field of play by capturing images or videos to this effect, and that footage can be a useful training tool for organisations.
The FAW encourages personnel not to take children on journeys alone in their car, but we recognise that in some circumstances it is an essential part of a child’s participation in training and competition. If all alternatives have been exhausted and an adult must transport a child, there are a number of safety measures that should be put in place to minimise the risk