Criteria and Templates

Premier Club Criteria

The Premier Club goal includes fulfilling the following criteria:

1) Club Management:  TEMPLATE 1 (Constitution) and APPENDIX 1 (All policies and codes of conducts)

The club must have an ‘open/non-discriminatory’ constitution, which should include:
- Equity policy
- Safeguarding & Protecting Young People policy
- Code of conducts for players, coaches, volunteers, officials and parents
- Set of rules for children & young people

2) Affiliation: 

The club must be affiliated to Badminton England and thereby will have the appropriate Public Liability Insurance in place.

3) Coaches:

All responsible coaches must be suitably qualified, registered and insured.

4) Risk and Safety:  TEMPLATE 2 (Risk Assessment form)

The club must have systems in place to ensure that safe venues and equipment are used for all coaching, competition and club sessions/activities run at its ‘home’ venue(s)

5) Welfare: TEMPLATE 3 (Welfare Officer role description)

The club must have a nominated Welfare Officer with clear roles and responsibilities (as defined by Badminton England’s Safeguarding and Protecting Young People policy) and DBS cleared and checked by Badminton England within the last 3 years. 

6) Safeguarding:

Two committee members, one of whom must be the Welfare Officer, and a coach, must have attended a recognised basic awareness child protection training course within the last three years.

Acceptable courses are UK Coaching Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop (SPC1 & 2) or a safeguarding course delivered directly by your Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB). LSCB courses will usually last between 4 and 6 hours duration.

Safeguarding and Protecting Children online refresher course is now acceptable providing you have attended the workshop above within the past three years.  Once another three years has passed a direct delivered workshop must again be attended.  Please click here for further information.

7) First Aid:  TEMPLATE 4 (Access to First Aid statement)

The club must ensure that access is provided to first aid at all coaching, competition and club sessions, and must provide a statement on its first aid provision.

8) Emergency Guidelines:  TEMPLATE 5 (Guidelines for dealing with an incident/accident) and TEMPLATE 6 (Incident/Accident report form)

The club must have emergency procedures for dealing with serious injuries/accidents, including ensuring contact through telephone/radio is available to call the emergency services.

9) Attendance Register and Membership Forms: TEMPLATE 7 (Attendance Register) and TEMPLATE 8 (Junior Membership form)

Contact details of parents/carers and emergency/alternative contacts must be recorded and be ‘reasonably accessible’ to the relevant coach/session organiser.

The club must also take reasonable steps to obtain information on any medical conditions of its children and young people. Such information should (on a ‘need to know’ basis) be made available to club coaching personnel and others working with those young people.