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England Football Accreditation

England Football Accreditation is the new framework for Club and League accreditation and replaces FA Charter Standard. England Football Accreditation helps clubs and leagues create the experiences and environments where players, coaches, officials, referees, volunteers and spectators can thrive.  Accreditation is a clear signal to your community that you value the importance of being an accessible, safe and sustainable club or league. England Football Accreditation is automatically awarded to all clubs and leagues that previously held FA Charter Standard. 

Contact details 
Niamh Coyle 
Football Development Officer (Clubs & Leagues)

criteria

1. All committee members must complete the Safeguarding Committee Members (SCM) course
2. Evidence all safeguarding policies 
3. Evidence and adopt an equality policy
4. Have a bank account in the leagues name 
5. Provide evidence of Last season’s accounts 
6. Have at least 60% of the league’s teams accredited. 80% after 3 years
7. Have a good disciplinary record 
8. Have a league constitution 
9. Complete England Football League Annual Delivery Plan 
10. Accreditation and respect as agenda items in league meetings 
11. Have a link with another league in a different age division. 
12. Encourage teams to become England Football Accredited
 
Recommended (Best Practice)
13. Designated Welfare Officer 
14. All committee members with an FA Enhanced DBS

1. All committee members must have a FA Enhanced DBS 
2. All committee members must complete the Safeguarding Committee Members (SCM) course
3. Designated Welfare Officer
4. Evidence all safeguarding policies 
5. Evidence and adopt an equality policy
6. Have a bank account in the leagues name 
7. Provide evidence of Last season’s accounts 
8. Have at least 60% of the league’s teams accredited. 80% after 3 years
9. Have a good disciplinary record 
10. Have a league constitution 
11. Complete England Football League Annual Delivery Plan 
12. Accreditation and respect as agenda items in league meetings 
13. Have a link with another league or have a full player pathway 
14. Encourage teams to become England Football Accredited
 

League Delivery Plans 
 
League delivery plans must be completed to demonstrate the leagues sustainability and allow the County FA to support your league further. Once complete, please email your plan to Niamh.coyle@londonfa.com.
 

Arrange a meeting
 
Please book your England Football Accreditation 1-2-1 here with a LFA member of staff now to discuss how to get your league accredited. 

Book your England Football Accreditation Workshop 
 
Would you like your league to become England Football accredited? Would your leagues teams like to learn the new application process and gain or renew accreditation? Book a League Workshop with the LFA Staff here
 
The workshop will provide a breakdown of the new criteria, a live demonstration on how to use the new club portal dashboard, an update on club development plans, as well as follow along sections on how to complete club portal tasks. 

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