A cricket coach leads a kids' training session

Clubmark is a universally acknowledged cross-sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. 

It stands for: 

  • Higher standards of welfare, equity, coaching and management in community sports clubs
  • Making sure the nation’s sports club infrastructure is safer, stronger and more successful. 

An accredited club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages. Parents and carers can know they’re choosing the right club for the young people under their care. 

Is your club eligible? 

Only clubs affiliated to a recognised national governing body can gain Clubmark. To check if your club is eligible and to find out more about the benefits of Clubmark, click here. Firstly, search for your sport. If you don’t get any results then please try your county sports partnership (use this map if you’re not sure which CSP you’re in). 


If you’re a club not eligible for Clubmark, or perhaps a company which delivers sport or physical activities to young people or adults at risk, then safeguarding is still your responsibility. 

The Child Protection in Sport Unit provide resources to ensure you're doing everything you can to keep children and young people safe in sport. Their online self-assessment tool will help you find out if there are any areas in which you could improve.  

The tool will take you through the Standards for Safeguarding Children in Sport. There are simple questions which will help you assess what your organisation still needs to do. We have produced an information pack to guide you through each step in a bit more detail.