Welcome to the liveArgyll sports club and community group accreditation.
Our vision is that our communities and visitors lead richer and more active lives.
The provision of a high quality community organisation network is key to this and our accreditation scheme rewards organisations who are a safe, well organised and an effective club in the local community.
Accreditation is a simple step by step process that has been designed to make it as easy as possible for organisations to gain recognition for the work they do in improving their quality and infrastructure.
Our accreditation is valid for one year, and is open to all community groups and sports clubs who are based in Argyll and Bute.
|20% facility booking discount for all liveArgyll pitches, school lets, halls and community centres excluding small meeting rooms.|
|20% discount on any Child Protection,First Aid and Disability inclusion courses delivered by liveArgyll.|
|Recognition on the liveArgyll website, and use of liveArgyll Accreditation logo on club branding.|
|Support from professional staff within the Active Schools and Sport team (sports clubs only).|
How do groups become accredited?
Groups should register their intent to become accredited by completing the registration form, and by submitting all the relevant evidence as described in the three sections below, to email@example.com
Club / Group Management Criteria and Support Documents
|Criteria||Evidence Required||Supporting Documents & Templates|
|Appropriate Public Liability Insurance (PLI)||Insurance certificate||Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Insurance Guidance|
|Open and non discriminatory constitution||Signed and dated constitution to include the following policies:|
Photo and Video Policy
Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures
|sportscotland Governance Advice
|Club holds regular committee meetings||Copy of most recent committee meeting minutes||sportscotland Governance Advice|
|Affiliation or registration to Governing Body/Organisation|
Registered with Office of Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
|Affiliation Certificate/Confirmation from awarding body||Sports Governing Body Links
|Club holds Annual General Meetings (AGMs)|
(Constituted groups only)
|Copy of most recent AGM minutes||Argyll and Bute TSI AGM Checklist|
|Club development plan in place|
(Sports Clubs Only)
|Copy of development plan covering a minimum of 12 months||sportscotland Project Planning Advice|
Safeguarding Criteria and Support Documents
|Criteria||Evidence Required||Supporting Documents & Templates
|Safeguarding Policy (for groups with participants under 18yrs and/or vulnerable adults)||SBG/NGB recommended Policy or equivalent||NSPCC Advice on Policy Statements|
|Process in place for PVG checks (for groups with participants under 18yrs and/or vulnerable adults)||PVG certificates for all coaches. Certificates must be no more than three years old||sportscotland PVG guidance|
|Trained and named Child Protection Officer (for groups with participants under 18yrs and/or vulnerable adults)||CPO must have attended the Children’s First Child Well Being Protection Officer course or equivalent within the last three years. Certificates must be presented.||sportscotland Child Protection Guidance|
|Safeguarding and Protecting Children qualified group leaders (for groups with participants under 18yrs and/or vulnerable adults)|| All coaches/deliverers attended Children’s First Child Well-Being and Protection in Sport (CWPS) course or equivalent in the last three years. Certificates must be presented.||sportscotland Child Wellbeing and Protection Resources|
|Club consent form for children under 18yrs old||Copy of consent form and data protection procedures||Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations data protection guidance|
|Risk assessments in place for all venues||Risk assessment form sample||Health and Safety Executive Risk Assessment Guidance|
|Qualified first aider present at all sessions||Evidence of first aider having completed one day (minimum) accredited First Aid course within the last three years. Certificates to be presented.|
|Access to a telephone and first aid kit||Inventory of first aid kit - dated no longer than 6 months ago.|
|Incident and Accident recording and reporting procedures|
(Sports Clubs Only)
|Recording and reporting procedures in place for incidents and accidents. Documents and forms presented.||Health and Safety Executive Incident Reporting Guidance|
|Social Media and Communication Policy|
(Sports Clubs Only)
|Copy of social media policy||children 1st Guidance|
|Club or Group is compliant with current Scottish Government guidance on COVID-19.||Club or Group to provide details of measures in place to ensure they are adhering to most recent guidance from the Scottish Government|
Coaching (Sports Clubs Only) Citeria and Support Documents
|Coaching Environment||Evidence Required||Supporting Documents & Templates
|Qualified coaches lead all sessions||Sports/National Governing Body recognised qualifications||Sports Governing Body Links|
|Code of Conduct for Coaches, Participants and Parents||Copy of each Code of Conduct||Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface Code of Conduct Example|