I think you are not looking at what I said. I did not say that an ECF accreditation means that a coach is 'faultless and will be liked'. That would be impossible to divine in any circumstance not to mention impossible to do.Adam Raoof wrote:Of course you can choose to do what you think is best. I know there are people out there with a driving licence that drive badly, but I still expect them to have a driving licence and insurance if they are on the road, and I wouldn't get into a car with them if I had a choice.Krishna Shiatis wrote:ECF Accredited coaches - does this really give parents peace of mind that a coach is good for their child/nice/kind?
I only ask because I do know a couple of people on the list who are horrible.
As a parent, the most important thing to me apart from my own personal experiences, is to have recommendation from another who I know and trust.
If somebody said to me 'I am ECF accredited'. That would mean nothing to me.
I would expect CRB as a basic, but again, we all know, that is not really a perfect way of sifting out any potentially 'bad' people.
So far, Sabrina has made excellent choices with her team and she has coached many children I know, well - that means a lot more to me than anything else.
'I am ECF accredited' does not mean 'I am faultless and you and your children will like me', but it does mean that a certain standard has been met.
My actual question was:
ECF Accredited coaches - does this really give parents peace of mind that a coach is good for their child/nice/kind?
The ECF accreditation does not really tell you much about a coach. I do agree that it gives you 'a basic standard', but what does that standard mean if horrible people are on the list?
What then do parents look at? How do they make a choice? What becomes important to them?
Parents do what they have always done. They talk to other parents, take personal recommendations, apply common sense and make their decisions as best as they can.