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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.  Courses take place during the spring and will appear on this page once details have been confirmed.

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:

Club Welfare Officers who have previously attended a face to face course can renew online: click here for details (cost currently £13.99, there are three versions of the course - Deaf and Disabled, Digital Kids and Positive Parents).

Safeguarding Courses for Coaches

Coaches working with players under 18 (as at 31 August) 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 (as at 31 August) 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.

County Welfare Officer

The County Welfare Officer in Hampshire is Helen Wheeler, who can be contacted via email and / or by telephone 07793 047324.

Safeguarding Forum

The directors and professional staff of Hampshire Cricket Board Ltd invited Club Welfare Officers to particpate in our first annual Safeguarding Forum on Tuesday 21st November 2017.

The purpose of what is to become an annual event was to share the latest developments on safeguarding in cricket, including the launch of online DBS (formerly CRB) checks.

Where clubs do not have a trained welfare officer (see above), advice is that legal responsibility lies with club executive officers so the invitation included all club chairs and clubs without a junior section but with junior members (i.e. aged under 18 on 31 August).

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