Apart from a knowledge of football and coaching qualifications Sheen Lions Coaches and Managers have to hold a number of certifications to protect our children.
All Mangers and Coaches have an Enhance Disclosure Certification (this use to be termed a criminal record check) which is a legal requirement for ANYONE working with children as a volunteer or professional. As a Charter Standard club the FA also require our Coaches to have current certifications for “Safeguarding Children” and “Emergency Aid”. All these certifications have to be renewed at least every three years.
To save our many Managers and Coaches having to make long journeys to places such as Leatherhead, every two or three years Sarah organises courses at the Bank of England Sports Club so most of our Managers and Coaches can easily renew their certification. More than twenty Sheen Lions managers and coaches were at the Bank of England last night for an Emergency Aid workshop.
Even though problems are unlikely it is so important to be prepared. When boys register with Sheen Lions we collect Emergency Contact Details and relevant Medical Notes. The Sheen Lions Manager or Coach in charge of any training session or match will have these available at the session just in case. It is the responsibility of Parents or Guardians to make sure the Club is kept up to date if the details they have registered change.