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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 courses below will take place in spring 2020 (cost £30 per course, card payments only). Bookings are now closed.   If there is sufficient demand, a mop up course may take place near to the start of the 2020 playing season.

Click on the button below to express interest in the mop up course:

Sunday 15th March - Lyndhurst Community Centre (Beech Room) - post code SO43 7NY

0930-1230 Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC), 1300-1600 Safe Hands

Saturday 21st March - Crookhorn College, Waterlooville (Conference Room) - post code PO7 5UD

0930-1230 Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC), 1300-1600 Safe Hands

Wednesday 25th March - Ageas Bowl (Shaun Udal Suite) - post code SO30 3XH

1830-2100 Safe Hands Refresher (existing Club Welfare Officers only)

Sunday 29th March - Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke (Conference Room) - post code RG21 3HF

0930-1230 Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC), 1300-1600 Safe Hands NB CLOCKS GO FORWARD!


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).

As well as attending our own workshops, SPC courses are also available by clicking on the logo below:

Current Welfare Officers Renewing Safeguarding and Protecting Children

Club Welfare Officers who have previously attended a face to face SPC course can renew online: click here for details (cost currently £16.99, there are three versions of the course - Deaf and Disabled Children, Digital Kids and Positive Parents).

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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