To start, download and ready the CAPS introduction document which will explain a little more about the programme.
How do you become Accredited?
Once you are ready, register your club for CAPS by completing the CAPS Registration Survey. This is a quick and easy form that will notify your local regional office of your interest in the programme.
Once you have completed your registration your regional office will then be in touch to explain the next steps, arranging a time to meet you to go through what is required.
The application process
Your application will cover the following areas:
- The Playing Programme
- Duty of Care and Safeguarding and Protecting Young People
- Knowing Your Club and its Community
- Club Management
To support you through your application, guidance documents for each of the levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) are available to download by visiting the CAPS resources section.
As part of your application you will need to supply evidence. This is now collected electronically so you can send all of your evidence online. This means that you will always have the documents available to you, making it quick and easy to amend your folder. It also ensures that all of your certificates and club documentation are stored safely.
Once your application has been submitted, it is then assessed by your region and verified nationally.
Once CAPS has been achieved, the accreditation is valid for four years, and prior to the end of this four year period you will need to re-submit your application in order to achieve re-accreditation. You should aim to complete this within 18 months, but if you need more time simply re-register to let us know that you are still actively working on your CAPS.
During the four years, you are expected to complete a yearly Annual Health Check to show that you are maintaining the CAPS standards.
What Support is Available?
Support is always available from your local Regional Office and Netball Development Officer.