Hampshire Cricket - Safeguarding Policy Statement

Hampshire Cricket is committed to ensuring all Children (i.e., all persons under the age of 18) participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience. A child’s welfare comes before all.

Hampshire Cricket Safeguarding and Welfare Handbook

How do we do this?


Putting things in place

We Adopt and implement the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands” – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children. More information can be found via the link below.

ECB - Safe Hands

We recognise all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment.

We ensure individuals working within cricket at, or for, our club provide a welcoming, safe, and fun experience for children. We emphasise that the “Safe Hands” policy must be followed by all those involved with Hampshire Cricket and employ the philosophy that safeguarding is everyone’s business.

We provide an environment where the views of children, parents and volunteers are welcomed on a range of issues. This will help us create an environment where people have the opportunity to voice any concerns (about possible suspected child abuse/neglect, and/or about poor practice) to the Safeguarding and Welfare Officer.


Having the right people in place

We ensure all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines and relevant legislation.

The following roles in cricket that require a DBS check vetted by ECB are:

 

We have an appointed Safeguarding and Welfare Officer and ensure they attend training modules required by the ECB.

Safeguarding and Welfare Officer - Stuart Chatfield

Email: Stuart.Chatfield@ageasbowl.com

Phone Number: 07552533692

 

Roles of the Safeguarding and Welfare Officer include:


What do you do if you have a concern?

If you have a concern about the welfare of a child at Hampshire Cricket, please report your concerns to the safeguarding and club welfare officer using the contact details listed above.

We ensure all suspicions, concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately.

We ensure access to confidential information relating to child safeguarding matters, is restricted to those who need to know, in order to safeguard children – including the Club Welfare Officer and the appropriate external authorities, such as the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), as specified within ECB child safeguarding procedures.

 

Hampshire LADO: child.protection@hants.gov.uk

ECB Safeguarding Kit Bag Resources: ECB.co.uk - About

Hampshire Social Services: childrens.services@hants.gov.uk

ECB Safeguarding team: safeguarding@ecb.co.uk  Tel: 020 7432 1200

ECB Safeguarding Referal Form can be found via the link below.

ECB Safeguarding Referral Form

Cricket Specific Advice

We ensure that all individuals working in, or for, the Hampshire County Cricket Club (such as staff, officials, coaches, team managers) are provided with support, education and training so they are aware of how to adhere to good practice and Code Conduct guidelines defined by the ECB. We also ensure those individuals understand how the “Safe Hands Policy” applies to them.


Contact Us

Hampshire Cricket is committed to make sure that all children feel safe and have a positive experience within cricket. Contact us for safeguarding via the link below.

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