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SPORT ENGLAND CLUBMARK

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In 2004 CLOK was one of the first two orienteering clubs in the UK to achieve Sport England's Clubmark accreditation.

The Sport England Clubmark scheme is a national framework that enables sports National Governing Bodies and their affiliated clubs to set and meet standards that will lead to better quality sports provision for children and young people.  In particular, the standards are designed to ensure that clubs provide a safe, effective, child-friendly environment in which young people can participate in sports.

In the words of Sport England, "the Clubmark scheme has been developed to enable children, and young people, their parents/carers and others with an interest in sport, to recognise clubs that are committed to providing a quality experience".  The scheme is being supported at a national level by Sport England, the participating sports National Governing Bodies and the Child Protection in Sport Unit, and local authorities will be promoting Clubmark at a local level.

For more information about the Clubmark scheme, you can visit the Sport England web site or download PDF copies of the Clubmark factsheet and/or the Clubmark leaflet.
Warning: These two PDF files are quite large.  The factsheet is 432kB and the leaflet is 829kB.

Clubmark accreditation – and the right to display the Clubmark logo – are awarded to sports clubs that meet the relevant standards.

In recognition of CLOK's orienteering development work with schools over the past seven years, in early 2003 British Orienteering Federation (BOF) invited CLOK &150; together with Nottingham Orienteering Club (NOC) – to participate in a pilot scheme for Clubmark.  With significant support from Tees Valley Sport, particularly in terms of giving CLOK members access to relevant training courses, CLOK was granted Clubmark accreditation.  CLOK and NOC were both presented with Clubmark certificates at the BOF AGM in Ulverston on Saturday, 10th April 2004.  After a review in 2008, CLOK's Clubmark accreditation now extends until 2012.

As part of the process of obtaining Clubmark accreditation, CLOK has committed itself to meeting the relevant standards and implementing a number of key policies.  Follow the links below to see some of the guidelines and policies.

BOF Equity Policy
(RTF document)
In its opening paragraph, this document states that "The British Orienteering Federation has an ongoing commitment to treating all people fairly.  No participant, volunteer, employee or job applicant will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, creed, colour, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, sexuality or social class or be placed at a disadvantage by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be relevant to performance."
BOF Policy on Protecting Young and Vulnerable People
(RTF document)

This document starts off by saying that "The British Orienteering Federation regards the welfare of all young people and vulnerable adults to be of paramount importance.  In order to protect them from abuse, the Federation is committed to taking all reasonable steps to provide a safe environment for them to participate in orienteering activities held under the auspices of the Federation."

CLOK's welfare officer, Carolyn Rigby, can be contacted via 01287-633143.

CLOK Junior Club rules
CLOK Code of Conduct for Club Officials and Volunteers
CLOK Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers
CLOK Guidelines for Dealing with an Incident or Accident
Incident / Accident Report Form
(Word document)
For further information contact Mike Hardy via:
  Phone:  01287-624521
  Fax:  01287-625301
  Email:

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