Charter Standard: Downloads Clubs are the heartbeat of football in this country. That is why The FA Charter Standard club programme, which raises standards and recognises and rewards quality, is so important. Every player at some stage of their career will play in a grassroots club. We have a shared responsibility to ensure that this experience is a positive one - whether you are six or 60. The FA Charter Standard Programme provides recognition that clubs are well run and sustainable, with child protection and safety paramount. It also recognises a club's commitment to coaching, player and coach development, and the raising of standards of behaviour in the game - all of which are big priorities for both me and The FA. I am grateful for all the support provided by County FA officials to promote and develop The FA Charter Standard programme. The programme provides a benefit for everyone in the game, The FA, County FAs, coaches, volunteers, parents, but most importantly the players. So thank you for everything you do to develop the game and the very best wishes for the future. Jonathan Hall Director of Football Services, The FA Below is a full list of application and support resources. Click on the relevant link to download. Supporting policies and guidance - Player recruitment policy - Coach recruitment and development policy - Refereeing recruitment and development policy - Volunteer recruitment policy - Football workforce development - Roles and responsibility - Club complaints procedure policy - Goalpost safety guidelines - Press release guidelines - Celebrating football photographs and video - Dealing with an incident/accident - Appointing a club welfare officer - Guidance notes for club welfare officers Good practice templates - Club rules - Club rules explanation - Code of conduct for football - Code of conduct for football explanation - Code of conduct for coaches - Code of conduct for coaches explanation - Code of conduct for adult players - Code of conduct for adult players explanation - Code of conduct for youth players - Code of conduct for youth players explanation - Code of conduct for team officials - Code of conduct for team officials explanation - Code of conduct for parents/carers/spectators - Code of conduct for parents/carers/spectators explanation - Club programme equality policy - Club programme equality policy explanation - Club programme child protection policy - Club programme child protection policy explanation Useful forms - Membership registration form - Medical consent form - Team membership register - Training attendance register - Venue risk assessment/goalpost safety form - Incident/accident reporting form - Annual review - players - Annual review - coaches - Annual review - parents/carers - Equality monitoring form - Volunteer application form - Club monitoring - Club league feedback - Club annual league feedback - Qualification records Football development plans - Community club development plan - Community club development plan (example) - Development club development plan - Development club development plan (example) - Football development toolkit - Football development toolkit (example) Application and GiF forms - Charter Standard club application form - Charter Standard development club application form - Charter Standard community club application form - Charter Standard adult club application form - Frequently asked questions - Get into Football Festival Pack - Get into Football - Michael Owen Certificate - Get into Football - Eniola Aluko Certificate Charter Standard Leagues - CSL Guidance for Leagues - CSL Role of the Youth League Welfare Officer - CSL Equality and Education Programme - CSL Safeguard Children Policy - CSL and Respect: FAQs - CSL Open and Inclusive Clubs and Leagues - CSL Full-Time Key Features - CSL League Equality Policy and Complaints Procedure - CSL League Development Plan Template - CSL Coordinator Role Description - CSL Better Players Guidance Note - CSL Appointing a Charter Standard Youth League Welfare Officer
Criteria and Benefits The FA Charter Standard Clubs programme, supported by FA Community Partner McDonald's, was launched in February 2001 and is a core component of The FA Football Development programme. The project is aimed at all clubs outside the Football League and Premier League, players, children and parents find a club in their local area that meets FA standards. Criteria The FA, in conjunction with various bodies, has drawn up the following set of criteria for clubs wishing to reach Charter Standard: â€¢A written constitution â€¢FA CRB checked volunteers â€¢All managers to have minimum of FA Level 1 Coaching Course â€¢Commitment to attend in-service training â€¢Acceptance and promotion of Codes of Conduct â€¢Commitment to provide Mini-Soccer opportunities for Under 10s â€¢Commitment to promote schools liaison and equal opportunities for all For a full Charter Standard overview click here For an explanation of the Charter Standard criteria click here Benefits Clubs that are successful in achieving the Charter will get access to a range of benefits: New Clubs Clubs that are successful in achieving the Charter will get access to a range of benefits: â€¢Clubs £100 UMBRO voucher â€¢Development Clubs £150 UMBRO voucher â€¢Community Clubs £200 UMBRO voucher â€¢Vouchers can be used on the UMBRO website which includes a built-in 15% discount. Renewals â€¢Clubs will receive UMBRO vouchers or kit from the CFA. Hidden Benefits â€¢Attracting sponsors â€¢Football Foundation applications. â€¢Attracting Volunteers â€¢Gaining members/players. CFA support for FA Charter Standard Clubs â€¢4 x Coach In-service provided by RCDM â€¢Mini Soccer Festival - leading to National Festival at Wembley â€¢Administration Support Sessions - Workshops which could be delivered with leagues â€¢Support with Funding applications - could include surgeries/ â€˜buddyâ€™ sessions. â€¢Access to subsidised Coach Education programme e.g. Age Appropriate â€¢Establish local buddy groups â€¢FA Awards programme â€¢FA/McDonaldâ€™s Coaching programme â€¢Introduction to Refereeing â€“ to be developed by Refereesâ€™ Department and delivered free â€¢UMBRO kit deal. â€¢Coach Education Programme â€¢Equity and Safeguarding â€¢Referee Development â€¢Medical Courses â€¢CFAs may consider providing subsidies for FA Charter Standard Clubs. Additional financial support â€¢The FA has £200k pa as part of the Whole Sport Plan grant to develop club services. â€¢CFAs will be allocated a percentage of this budget, through County plans for distribution to FA Charter Standard Community Clubs to support additional funding applications which enhance and support the NGS. Quality assurance/renewals â€¢From 2010, FA Charter Standard should move to an annual health check as part of re-affiliation â€¢Programme of league and CFA monitoring - Secret match visits - Cross-reference discipline at CFA and League - Leagues to comment as part of CS application and health check - League Fair Play Marks. â€¢Community Clubs to receive two visits to support and review the delivery of the clubâ€™s development plan â€¢Development Clubs to receive an annual visit to review development plans and support the development of new plans.
The Charter Standard Scheme is best practice guide that sets standards of coaching, administration and child protection for all clubs outside the Football League and Premier League. As a benchmark for quality, it will improve the playing experience for all. BACKGROUND To find out about the scheme, the criteria for clubs and the benefits of achieving Charter Standard status, click here . DOWNLOADS For all the supporting documentation can be downloaded including The Charter Standard Club Development Manual and Application forms, click here . CHARTER STANDARD CLUBS For details of all Clubs in each County achieving Charter Standard Status, click here to search our Club Finder. For Charter Standard Clubs check the 'star' box. FA COMMUNITY CLUBS To find out more about the extension of the Charter Standard Scheme that rewards clubs which are at the hub of the community, click here . GiF FESTIVALS â€¢Get into Football - Festival Pack â€¢Get into Football - Michael Owen Certificate â€¢Get into Football - Eniola Aluko Certificate YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED For everything you ever wanted to know about the Charter Standard Scheme, click here.
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