HALO achieves ERCAS

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    John Butler

      HALO has achieved Level 1 of ERCAS – the East Riding Club Accreditation Scheme which enables clubs to set and meet standards, which will lead to better quality sports provision for young people in the East Riding.

      It has become increasingly important that the welfare and safety of young people at local clubs should be a high priority. With this in mind ERCAS was set up to compliment National Governing Body’s of Sport (NGB’s) accreditation schemes to “recognise and accredit clubs that are committed to providing a safe, effective and child friendly environment for children and young people”. It is a generic scheme designed more towards health and safety issues, rather than the performance aspect of many NGB schemes, and to cater for the diversity of sports represented within junior sections at clubs across the East Riding. The scheme is appropriate for all local clubs to join, whatever their sport and/or club set up.

      The benefits of accreditation include:

      1. Highlighting good practice within HALO and improving the profile of HALO within the local community.
      2. Providing evidence to future members that HALO has a child friendly, welcoming and safe environment.
      3. Entitlement to apply for Sport and Play Development facilities/improvement grants and rate relief.
      4. Receiving discounts on training opportunities for club members, e.g. child protection, first aid, equity etc.

      “Recognising the standards set by local clubs in ensuring provision of safe, quality sporting opportunities for young people” “

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