Plenty to talk about in this latest edition of the Clubmark newsletter...
...from case studies that show how young volunteers benefit from Sport England's Clubmark and how a partnership approach to accreditation can pay off.
There are also operational updates on external verification and mapping of Clubmark clubs, both of which would not be possible without the help and support of clubs and partners - so thank you.
We must also give a special mention to the 7 CSPs to recently become licensed - there is now at least one partnership in every region that can accredit clubs.
And finally, congratulations to all our latest Clubmark accredited clubs listed below; taking the total number of Clubmark accredited clubs beyond 6,000!
Alexandra Moore Clubmark Editor
P.S. Congratulations to CCPR Club of the Year, Clubmark accredited Oundle Town Rowing Club ...more
Every region is now covered!
CSPs turn Clubmark dreams into reality for sports clubs of all types.
Sport England has issued licences to another seven County Sports Partnerships (CSPs), taking the total number of organisations that can accredit Clubmark to 59 - with at least one partnership in each region now licensed.
Clubmark is the key to embedding safeguarding standards
The new Framework for Safeguarding Children in and through Sport provides an audit tool for all involved in sport to help create the safest possible sporting environment for children and young people and protect them from harm. Sport England's Clubmark national quality accreditation is the key method of embedding these safeguarding standards at club level.
The ECB updates Clubmark criteria for cricket clubs
As part of the wider ECB Clubmark review and in line with suggestions and issues raised as part of the Clubmark surveys carried out in November 2009, an updated version of the ECB Clubmark folder is now in operation for cricket clubs.
Derbyshire golf club named GolfMark Club of the Year
Chapel-en-le-Frith Golf Club in Derbyshire has been awarded the prestigious GolfMark Club of the Year Award. The club impressed judges with programmes to encourage both juniors and adults into golf, while creating the kind of welcoming environment that serves as an excellent advertisement for the game.
Recognition for club that took a true partnership approach to Clubmark
Crewe and Stoke Youth Tenpin Bowling Club, achieved accreditation in just 4 months, by ensuring that everyone involved fully understand and embraced the culture of Clubmark before embarking on the process.
Gill joined the Child Protection in Sport Unit in June 2004. The CPSU was established in 2001 by the NSPCC in collaboration with Sport England to raise safeguarding awareness, standards, knowledge and skills throughout sport.
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Did you know...
... the latest performance measurement reports fly out of the door
CountySport Partnership (CSP) benchmarking documents were first produced in 2008 to show the number and distribution of Clubmark accredited and working towards clubs in each CSP area.
Following positive feedback they are now produced on a biannual basis. A mixture of maps, graphs and tables are used to indicate the robustness of Clubmark within each CSP and local authority area. In the latest round of reports circulated around the 49 county sports partnerships, direct comparisons are now made for the financial year April 2009 and March 2010, showing trends at both CSP and Local Authority level.
... What came out of this year's external verification process?
Clubmark is built around a set of core criteria, which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards. The findings of this year's EV are consistent with previous years, illustrating that Clubmark is a consistent and effective scheme that is delivered to a high standard across the board.
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