When a scheme is first added to the system it will require approval by a Neighbourhood Watch administrator (MSA) such as yourself. This will then allow the coordinator of that scheme to access their scheme's details and membership options. (This also then allows the scheme to show on the search at: ourwatch.org.uk)
When you have added a new scheme to the system, or if you are viewing an existing scheme that is not yet 'Approved' you can approve this scheme using the approve button as below, which can be seen in the scheme details when editing a scheme.
When searching for schemes, or viewing the schemes within an area, you will see that those are sorted under the two headings below, so you can easily know which of those still require approval:
Any user account registered on the Alert system can be marked as 'NW Checked' or 'Police Checked', this is shown under 'Account Status in the full user editor.
These two check options can only be changed by administrators who represent those particular information providers. So only Neighbourhood Watch Administrators can mark users as NW Checked and only Police administrators as Police Checked.
While any user account can be marked with these checked options, this only becomes relevant within the Alert system if this user is the Main Coordinator for a scheme. If that scheme is then set to show on the scheme search at ourwatch.org.uk as below (which requires the scheme to be approved, as above), the checked options on the coordinator's account then control the icon colour on the scheme search results, as below:
Green - Scheme approved, Coordinator not marked as checked
Yellow - Scheme approved, Coordinator marked as checked by NW administrator
Blue - Scheme approved, Coordinator marked as checked by Police administrator
Red - Scheme approved, Coordinator marked as checked by both NW & Police