From the 19th January Safeguarding has now been included in the following LGFA Referee Courses:
Youth Referee Course, Level 1, Level 2 and for Level 3 and Level 4 referees will complete at Level 2.
This now covers referees from a Safeguarding requirement, note this only applies to referees and does not apply to coaches etc .
LGFA will not be including in Grab your Whistle Go Games Course. There is no Safeguarding element for this at their age.
When “Grab your Whistle Go Game referees” move up to the next level, they are then given the Safeguarding module.
It is really a club/county decision if they wish for a 17-year-old who was trained last year, for example, to either attend the referee refresher training for the Safeguarding module or they attend the full 3hr workshop.
Note : They cannot avail of the Online SG Refresher as condition with this is that one must have done the face to face three-hour SG course.