The Hampshire and England and Wales Cricket Boards are committed to providing an environment that is safe, welcoming and friendly for children and for all people to enjoy the game of cricket.
The England and Wales Cricket Board's safeguarding policy, Safe Hands, is set out in detail on the ECB website.
Click here for invaluable Club Welfare resources including:
Key Definitions and Concepts
Safeguarding and a Club's Duty of Care
Safe Hands Safeguarding Kit Bag
Safeguarding in cricket is based upon providing an enjoyable environment that meets the needs and requirements of children.
The following roles in cricket that require a DBS (formerly CRB) check vetted by ECB are:
The ECB guidance on the roles in cricket that require a vetting check are available here.
For more information please visit the ECB website.
The County Safeguarding Officer in Hampshire is John Cook, who can be contacted via email and / or by telephone 07766 838779.
Club Welfare Officers (CWOs) need to complete the Safe Hands and Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) workshops every 3 years. The County Safeguarding Officer co-ordinates training each year for new and existing Club Welfare Officers.
Do you hold a valid safeguarding qualification from another sport or profession?
Such a qualification may mean you do not need to complete a further Safeguarding and Protecting Children course. Contact the County Safeguarding Officer (details above).
Coaches working with players under 18 (as at 1st September of the preceding year) must obtain or renew their safeguarding qualification every three years.
To renew Safeguarding Young Cricketers (SYC) online and for free, sign up and ECB will send you confirmation in order to take the course.
After following these steps email ECB e-learning in the event of any query.
As an alternative coaches may attend face to face Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) workshops which can be booked via the UK Coaching website (usual cost around £30).
Coaches working with players under 18 (as at 1st September of the preceding year) must obtain or renew insurance cover, an ECB Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and first aid certificates every three years.
Read the ECB's statement on Safeguarding https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/226784.