Safeguarding Qualification Guide
INTRODUCTION TO SAFEGUARDING
This free course is available for everyone involved in cricket
Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility, so whatever your role in cricket, everyone should understand the importance of keeping children, young people and adults safe.
With this in mind, we invite you, and everybody at your club or organisation, to complete our online Introduction to Safeguarding. The training provides basic knowledge and advice in creating a safe cricket environment for everyone, recognising signs of abuse, what to do if you have any concerns or if you are approached by anyone with concerns that they may have.
This training should take around 30 minutes to complete and is accessible on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone. You can access this training by clicking here
SAFEGUARDING FOR SPECIALIST ROLES (REPLACING SAFEGUARDING YOUNG CRICKETERS)
These courses are for all those who have a specialist role in cricket including Coaches, Activators, Officials, Committee Members, Captains and Club Safeguarding Officers
If you perform a specialist role in cricket you need to complete the ‘Safeguarding for Specialist Roles’ and the the appropriate top up module related to your role. To book on this training please click via the appropriate role below.
The Safeguarding for Specialist Roles training should take around 1 hour to complete and the top up modules around 20 minutes. The courses are valid for 3 years.
If you perform more than one such role, we suggest you choose the element most aligned to your main role. Whilst there is only a need to complete one top-up module, you are welcome to complete as many as you wish.
Please note that if you have a current Safeguarding Young Cricketers qualification this is still valid until its expiry date (3 years after completion)
TRAINING FOR CLUB SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS
Club Safeguarding Officers need to complete three sets of training:
Online ‘Safeguarding for Specialist Roles’
A ‘top up’ online module – ‘Safeguarding for Committee Members and Club Safeguarding Officers’
Face to face ‘Safe Hands' workshop which is run by the local County Cricket Board
Upon booking on a face to face 'Safe Hands' workshop you will be automatically be enrolled on the online modules. There are no Safe Hands Courses scheduled at present.
These courses should be updated every 3 years.
ECB DBS check
Your club Safeguarding Officer should have the ability to initiate and verify DBS checks. If this is not the case then we can set up DBS checks from the office. The following information needs to be sent to Claire Langford
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
We will then initiate your online ECB DBS application form. You should then receive an email from the DBS system, asking you to complete and submit the form. Once you have done this, you will receive an email from the ECB confirming your application and details of approved verifiers in your postcode area. Please arrange a face-to-face meeting with one of these verifiers to have your evidence and application authorised. Please note that you will require the 3 forms of evidence that you detail on your application form available at the meeting with your verifier.
If you cannot arrange a meeting with a verifier local to you, please contact us at Claire Langford
Anyone looking to obtain a coaching qualification please click here to access full details of the courses available and how to book.
First Aid Qualifications
Herefordshire Cricket do not run First Aid training, however there are a list of local providers on our website. Please click here to find a list of providers.
Club Officials Qualifications
Jim Sandford - Interim Chair