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:
|Age Group Team Manager||All Stars / Dynamos Children’s Activator|
|All Stars / Dynamos Children’s Helper||Assistant Coach|
|Captain / Vice captain||Club Safeguarding Officer|
|Coach||County Safeguarding Officer|
|Junior Supervisor||League Safeguarding Officer|
|Children’s Cricket Talent Scout||Children Academy Director|
|Medical Staff||Personal Development Manager|
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 Safeguarding Officers are vital members of the club and key to making an environment safe, welcoming and friendly for everyone to enjoy the game of cricket.
Club Safeguarding Officers need to complete three sets of training in addition to completing an ECB DBS check:
Online ‘Safeguarding for Specialist Roles’
A ‘top up’ online module – ‘Safeguarding for Committee Members and Club Safeguarding Officers’
Face to face ‘Safe Hands' workshop which is run by the local County Cricket Board (please see below) - Upon registering for one of the dates below, you will be automatically enrolled to complete the online safeguarding training:
Introduction to safeguarding - recommended for parents and other interested members of the club who aren’t in specialist roles. This is a stand-alone 30 minute module.
The modules below include a core module named “Safeguarding for Specialist Roles in Cricket”. This accounts for 80% of the course completion and the remaining 20% is based on accessing the most applicable bolt-on module below (individuals are welcome to access all modules if they wish)
Then log in at the ECB e-learning website - click here to recover your username or password.
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.