Herefordshire Cricket Safeguarding
Herefordshire Cricket is committed to ensuring that all young people (aged under 18) and vulnerable adults have a safe, welcoming and positive experience. We comply fully with the ECB Safe Hands Policy – this is the England and Wales’ Cricket Board’s policy to safeguard children and vulnerable adults within cricket. It promotes good practice, helps raise awareness and ensures people know what to do if they have any concerns about children or about the behaviour of adults in cricket. ECB Safe Hands Policy
We ensure everyone who works in cricket (such as staff, officials, volunteers, team managers, coaches and so on) have a responsibility for safeguarding children, and vulnerable adults and understand how the “Safe Hands Policy” applies to them. We also ensure they are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines and relevant legislation and are provided with support, through education and training, so they are aware of, and can adhere to, good practice and Code of Conduct guidelines defined by the ECB Safe Hands Policy.
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All Cricket Organisations should have a qualified Safeguarding Officer as an essential part of their safeguarding structure.
The welfare of young people involved in cricket in the county is of paramount importance and we are committed to ensuring that cricket provides a safe, friendly and enjoyable experience for all children.
If your Organisation does not have an appointed Club Safeguarding Officer it should appoint one as soon as possible.
Training for Club Safeguarding Officers
Club Safeguarding Officers are required to hold the following three certifications:
1) Safe Hands qualification (ECB course run in partnership with the NSPCC).
The ECB Safe Hands Workshop provides advice on the CWO role, along with the requirements and responsibilities of child safeguarding.
This is a face to face course and last approximately 3 hours.
Please register using your full name, as it appears on your DBS certificate and ensure you register using an email address that is unique to you.
SAFE HANDS WORKSHOPS
March 13th 6.30pm
To book click here
2) An ECB DBS Vetting Check.
ECB DBS is now completed online, this is a far quicker process than the old paper system. To create an online ECB DBS form the following information is required:
Full Name (including Title)
Date of Birth
Preferred Email Address
Club associated with
Role which requires a DBS e.g. All Stars Activator, Junior Manager, Umpire
..and should be emailed to Claire Langford
3) Safeguarding for Specialist Roles (SSR)
This is a free online course, which takes approximately one hour to complete, and you can save your progress at any time. Please complete this online course if you have not completed Safeguarding Young Cricketers (SYC) or SSR course in the last three years.
You can register for the SSR here. If you have already completed the Safeguarding Young Cricketers online course in the last three years, there is no need to repeat the course until it expires.
Every three years, requirements 2 and 3 must be updated, your DBS lasts for 1 year only.
County Safeguarding Officer 01432 803640
Herefordshire Cricket Limited
Jim Sandford - Interim Chair