The kitemark is a major focus of The FA’s National Game Strategy and has improved coaching, the number of girls' football teams and safeguarding children.
With this in mind, The FA Charter Standard accreditation is awarded to clubs rigorously adjudged to be well-run and sustainable - and which prioritise child protection, quality coaching and implementation of the Respect programme.
There are four different levels of The FA Charter Standard Award available for clubs to achieve:
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