Sport England recognises and values the commitment made by sports clubs to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. The development of clubs that encourage young people to take-up sport, improve their talents, possibly play a leadership role and give them the option to initiate and maintain life-long participation in sport is an essential part of supporting the sporting infrastructure in England.
Clubmark accreditation is administered by Sport England and is awarded to clubs that comply with minimum operating standards in four areas:
- The playing programme
- Duty of care and safeguarding and protecting children and young people
- Knowing your club and its community
- Club management
The Clubmark accreditation was awarded to Earlswood Cricket Club in 2006 and renewed in 2011.
Regular audits take place to ensure that the club continues to comply with the operating standards required.
As part of the accreditation the club has to have a number of procedures and policies in place which are shown below.
Duty of care and safeguarding children
The club's Child Welfare Officer (CWO) is Steve Shale and any concerns should be addressed to him in the first instance using the details to be found on the Club Contacts page.
The Playing Program
The Club and the Community