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Safeguarding Courses for Club Welfare Officers

Club Welfare Officers (CWOs) need to complete the Safe Hands and Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) workshops every three years.  The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in changes to the way courses are delivered.  For details please visit our Safeguarding Interim Measures page.

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 (SPC) course.  In this instance please contact the County Welfare Officer (details below).

Safeguarding Courses for Coaches

Coaches working with players under 18* 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. 

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* must obtain or renew insurance cover, an ECB Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and first aid certificates every three years.

For further information please visit the courses for coaches page of our website.

(*on the 1st September of the preceding year)

County Welfare Officer

The County Welfare Officer in Hampshire is Helen Wheeler, who can be contacted via email and / or by telephone 07442 342754.

Safeguarding Forum

Hampshire Cricket Board Ltd holds an annual Safeguarding Forum for club welfare officers and chairs.  The aim of the event is to provide additional support for club welfare officers and share the latest developments on safeguarding in cricket.  Details of the 2020 forum will appear here.

Where clubs do not have a trained welfare officer, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) advises that legal responsibility lies with club executive officers so this invitation is relevant to all chairs of clubs with junior members aged under 18*.

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