County sports partnerships
Club accreditation and Clubmark is supported by the 49 county sports partnerships (CSPs) across the country. CSPs offer support to clubs and will often discount the workshops you are required to attend as part of the Clubmark accreditation.
Sport England operates under a Royal Charter as a Non-Departmental Public Body operating at arm’s length from Government. It reports to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and is accountable to Parliament. It aims to increase participation and improve performance in sport through investment, developing partnerships and improving the performance of the sports sector. Sport England receives and distributes funds provided through Government Exchequer revenues and the National Lottery.
Sport England is an organisation committed to creating opportunities for people to start in sport, stay in sport and succeed in sport. It promotes and invests in sport and is responsible for delivering the Government’s sporting objectives. It believes sport has the power to change people’s lives.
Sport England Objectives
- Grow: increase participation in sport in order to improve the health of the nation, with a focus on priority groups.
- Sustain: retain people in sport through an effective network of clubs, sports facilities, coaches, volunteers and competitive opportunities.
- Excel: create opportunities for talented performers to achieve success.
For more information visit the Sport England website.
Knight, Kavanagh & Page
Since April 2006, Knight Kvanagh & Page (KKP), has managed Clubmark. KKP manage the daily operation of administering the scheme and work closely with BADMINTON England and other partners to ensure that the scheme is maintained in a professional and efficient manner.
sports coach UK
sports coach UK is a charitable organisation and is the lead agency development of the UK Coaching System.
In order to encourage a positive approach to the issues of safeguarding children, equity and duty of care within the club environment Clubmark clubs requires club members to attend the two sports coach UK workshop:
2 members to attend ‘Safeguarding and protecting children’
1 member to attend ‘Equity in your coaching’
These workshops are held on regular basis at locations around the country. Participants can search for workshops local to them or if a club or clubs has more than eight participants they can set up their own workshop. Details of both can be found on the sports coach UK website.
All participants at sports coach UK workshops receive a certificate of attendance. All certificates are sent to the participant after the workshop. Please allow 6-8 weeks (from the workshop date) for your certificates to arrive.
For more information visit the website: www.sportscoachuk.org
Volunteering England has been working with the private, public and voluntary sectors for years, now working closely with sport – everyone from local volunteers running clubs to Sport England devising national policy.
For support on club volunteer management Volunteering England offers:
- A Good Practice Bank – a whole range of equality examples, articles and publications for managing volunteers.
- A range of free Information Sheets about managing your volunteer which you can access on line in three different formats.
- The Information Line can answer your questions about involving volunteers in your work, call 0800 028 3304
For training and accreditation in volunteer management Volunteering England offers:
- Excellence in Volunteer Management – is designed around your needs and will enable you to gain an accredited qualification in volunteer management. The programme features e-learning opportunities, FAQs, a good practice bank, publications and information sheets (as described above).
- Investing in Volunteers – the quality standard for organisations that involve volunteers in their work. This standard has been mapped against Clubmark and the Equity Standard for sport and show strong correlations.
For more information visit the website: www.volunteering.org.uk
- ethnic minorities can influence and participate in all aspects of sport
- the governors and providers of sport recognise and value a fully integrated and inclusive society
- cultural diversity is recognised and celebrated
In short, we want to see a sporting world that is free from racial discrimination. Because it is fair, because it is right, and because the whole of society will benefit.
In order to achieve our mission we have 3 core objectives:
- To raise awareness and understanding within the sports delivery system in order to change attitudes and increase participation, volunteering and employment
- To empower individuals and communities to play a part in this change and achieve their full potential through sport
- To challenge and support sports leaders to achieve change
For more information visit the website: www.sportingequals.com
Women's Sports and Fitness Foundation
At WSFF, we believe in a society which encourages, enables and celebrates active women and girls. And we are clear on how we will achieve our vision.
We will authoritatively and creatively campaign to:
- Make sport as appealing to women and girls as it is to men and boys
- Make women aware of the importance of being active
- Make fit and healthy women and girls social and cultural role models.
We will conduct innovative research that can provide insight to the barriers to sport and exercise, and help create the innovative solutions that can overcome them. We will work in partnership with Government - across sport, health and education - and with business and the media to inform and influence policy at the highest level. We will provide consultancy and advice to those delivering sport and exercise and to help ensure that what they do is designed with women in mind.
For more information visit the website:www.wsff.org.uk
We want to see a society where all children are loved, valued and able to fulfil their potential. To do this, we have four objectives:
To mobilise everyone to take action to end child cruelty.
To give children the help, support and environment they need to stay safe from cruelty.
To find ways of working with communities to keep children safe from cruelty.
To be, and be seen as, someone to turn to for children and young people
For more information visit the website: www.nspcc.org.uk
ENGLISH FEDERATION OF DISABILITY SPORT
English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is the national body responsible for developing sport for disabled people in England. We work closely with the six National Disability Sports Organisations (NDSOs) recognised by Sport England to develop sporting opportunities for the 11 million disabled people in England:
- CP Sport
- British Blind Sport
- Wheelpower - British Wheelchair Sport
- Mencap Sport
- UK Deaf Sport
For more information visit the website: www.efds.co.uk
BADMINTON England has a dedicated national client officer from EFDS who works with us to advise and support our organisation with Disabled Badminton. If you would like more details please contact Tom Webster, National Disability Manager firstname.lastname@example.org