What is Clubmark?
Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. It is based on criteria which must be supported by specific evidence. Based on four key areas of club development it centres around:
• Activity/playing programmes – this includes, for example, coaching qualifications required, insurance and coach to participant ratios
• Duty of care and welfare – appropriate risk assessments, health and safety policies, training, compliance and child protection policies
• Knowing your club and its community – this ensures that your club is committed to fairness and equity in respect of the way in seeks to attract and retain members from your local community
• Club management – which covers issues to do with club and committee structures and the general running of the organisation
Evidence can be gathered in a variety of formats including hard copy (in a folder), electronically (online) or at the club itself (e.g., on noticeboards). Check with your licensed organisation (national governing body of sport or county sports partnership) how it reviews or checks evidence.
For further information on the ‘Firwood Bootle Cricket Club Clubmark, contact:
Lindsay Brizell Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DBS (Disclosure and Barring) checks and ECB vetting
The England and Wales Cricket Board is firmly and enthusiastically committed to continuing to provide an environment that is safe, welcoming and friendly for children and for all people to enjoy the game of cricket. At Firwood Bootle Cricket Club we adhere to the guidance set out by the ECB and its requirements that they propose.
Safeguarding in cricket is based upon providing an enjoyable environment that meets the needs and requirements of children.
Key to this is the recruitment and vetting of the many invaluable individuals who give so much to children in cricket. We do this by undertaking a DBS check on key members within our club.
Key information about the ECB guidelines at Cricket Clubs can be viewed by clicking on the link or downloading the attached PDF.
If your DBS is about to expire or you require a new screening then contact Andy Ehlen who is the club DBS verifier. Not having a cleared DBS check will mean that the club will limit your participation with certain roles at the club. DBS checks are a very important element of the Clubmark accreditation and should not be under valued.
More at: www.clubmark.org.uk