Helpful resources to achieve and maintain The FA Charter Standard accreditation

View our helpful resources to achieve and maintain The FA Charter Standard accreditation.

Clubs and leagues work in partnership with County FAs to meet the criteria needed to achieve the accreditation.

There are a number of resources and guidance documents below to assist clubs and leagues in achieving and maintaining The FA Charter Standard accreditation. Please feel free to download any of these resources at the bottom of this page.

Our Respect campaign called 'We Only Do Positive' helps clubs & leagues create the best possible safe, fun and inclusive environment for players, on and off the pitch. Follow the link below to get access to resources including codes of conduct.

View We only do positive campaign

Select your County FA below to make the first step in becoming an FA Charter Standard accredited club or league:

Further information about The FA Charter Standard programme is available in our frequently asked questions section.

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Interim FA Charter Standard club accreditation criteria 2020/21

COVID-19 has impacted on The FA’s and County FA’s ability to offer face to face education. Interim requirements for The FA Charter Standard club accreditation criteria (coaching, first aid and safeguarding) are in place for the season 2020/21 .

Long term plans are being made to offer alternative, sustainable delivery models however it is necessary to make temporary changes for the 2020/21 season. These apply for new and existing FA Charter Standard accredited clubs.

We encourage all new and existing accredited clubs to ensure standards continued to be met, and to get relevant people qualified to make the on-pitch and off-pitch environment a safe place. When the time comes there will be an expectation and commitment for all accredited clubs to maintain or raise the standards and meet the requirements that make The FA’s kitemark accreditation programme PROUD to be the best.

To read the interim criteria for 2020/21, please download the document below:

View The FA Charter Standard Interim Criteria 2020/21