ALLSCOTT cricket club are very pleased to announce that on 23rd November 2009 they successfully achieved Sport England Clubmark Accreditation.
Clubmark is Sport England initiative that provides a 'kitemark' for sports clubs. Its purpose is to identify and acknowledge those clubs that have shown that they are properly and efficiently managed, that they provide a safe environment for young players to learn and enjoy their sport, and that they have a high standard of equity and ethics to all members.
ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB was successfully reaccredited with CLUBMARK in August 2012
ALLSCOTT Cricket Club are very pleased to be selected as an ECB Focus Club which will enable the Club to build a healthy and successful future.
A Focus Club is one that has been identified for a clear strategic reason, and one that is committed to long-term junior development. Each Focus Club will be expected to do various things by ECB in return for ECB resources.
- Achieve Clubmark accreditation
- Work with their District Development Group, to ensure integrated community links
- Produce a long-term development plan – to increase capacity and improve quality
- Link with local school and community networks
- Commit to monitoring and evaluation, demonstrating the impact made locally
Working in partnership with key external sports development agencies the ECB, via the County Development Manager network, will be able to offer Focus Clubs dedicated time, expertise and advice to assist in:
- achieving Community Amateur Sports Club status – saving money on rates bills
- achieving Clubmark accreditation
- recruiting key and specific volunteers to help junior programmes
- training/support for coaches, umpires, scorers, groundsmen and other volunteers
- gaining additional support by creating links with local partners
- providing coaches and/or coaching to create partnerships with local schools
- technical advice to help better plan and deliver coaching and match programmes
- technical advice to help better plan and deliver facility improvements
- lobbying key partners to help support activity and/or facility developments
- offering support and advice on raising funds from local and national sources
- providing, where possible, direct funding and or priority for indirect funding
ECB Club Inclusion & Diversity Policy
ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB, in all its activities, is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity in cricket, and to ensuring that its employees, members and all other individuals working or volunteering for ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB, and participating in or watching ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB’s activities are treated fairly and are able to conduct their activities free from discrimination, harassment or intimidation.
• ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB in all its activities will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably against on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, parental or marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation.
• ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of individuals.
• ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB will endeavour to create access and opportunities for all those individuals who wish to participate, and are lawfully eligible to participate, in its activities.
• ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB will ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that its employees, members and volunteers adhere to these requirements and this policy.
• This policy is fully supported by the ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB’s officers and [management committee] who are responsible for the implementation of this policy.
ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB is committed to the investigation of any claims when brought to its attention, of discrimination, harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation of an individual, and reserves the right to impose such sanction as it considers appropriate and proportionate, where such is found to be the case.
• In the event that any employee, member, volunteer, participant or spectator feels that he has suffered discrimination, harassment, bullying, abuse or victimisation, they should report the matter in writing to the Chairman of ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB.
• Any such report should include: details of what occurred; when and where the occurrence took place; any witness details and copies of any witness statements.
• If the accused individual is an employee, the [management committee] will regard the issue as a disciplinary issue and will follow ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB’s employment disciplinary procedure.
• If the accused individual is a non-employee, the [management committee]:
- may decide (at its sole discretion) to uphold or dismiss the complaint without holding a hearing;
- may (at its sole discretion) hold a hearing at which both parties will be entitled to attend and present their case;
- will have the power to impose any one or more of the following sanctions on any person found to be in breach of any policy: (a) warn as to future conduct; (b) suspend from membership; (c) remove from membership; (d) exclude a non-member from the facility, either temporarily or permanently; and (e) turn down a non-member’s current and/or future membership application; and
- will provide both parties with written reasons for its decision.
• A party may appeal a decision of the [management committee] to the relevant County Cricket board by writing to the relevant County Cricket Board within 3 months of ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB’s decision being notified to that party.
• If the nature of the complaint is with regard to the [management committee] of the ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB, the complainant may report the complaint directly to the relevant County Cricket Board.
This policy will be reviewed periodically by ALLSCOTT CRICKET CLUB in consultation with the England and Wales Cricket Board Limited.