Minimum Standards for Deployment
Local guidance on the deployment of sports coaches can be found here:
All coaches need to have certain knowledge and skills in order to coach safely and effectively and be able to help children, players and athletes at all stages of their development. The knowledge and skills a coach needs to have/develop depends on:
o Their role (e.g.) coach/assistant coach
o Who they are working with (children, young people, adults)
o At what level they are working at (e.g participation/playing sport, to helping someone perform at an elite level)
o What environment they are working in (e.g. community setting or in a school)
Work is being done nationally to agree coach development pathways, and identify minimum standards for deployment, including safeguarding requirements. In Cheshire and Warrington, the development of minimum standards for deployment is being achieved with a staged approach;
1. an overview of the current picture in sport around minimum operating standards,
2. a consultation, which will take place in the form of a on-line questionnaire, followed by
3. a report and recommendations for further stages.
More information on this work will follow as it develops.
Cheshire & Warrington County Sports Partnership offers a variety of professional courses throughout the yeart to help coaches gain some of the knowledge they need in their coaching/club administrator roles. Many of the courses on offer cover "good practice" topics, such as 'Safeguarding and Protecting Children' and 'Equity in Your Coaching'. Clubs who are working towards or maintaining a Clubmark or NGB accreditation for their club must have club personnel who have attended some of these courses. For further information about the courses we offer, please visit the following link: Club & Coach Education
For more information on Safeguarding in Sport , including example policies and proecdures, sources of further advice, and who to contact if you have a concern, we have a Safeguarding section on our website at: