Safeguarding Policies 2016

Warfield Cricket Club (The Club) is committed to ensuring all Children (i.e. all

persons under the age of 18) participating in cricket have a safe and positive

experience. We will do this by:


 Recognising all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race,

religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to have fun and

be protected from harm in a safe environment.


 Ensuring individuals working within cricket at, or for, Warfield CC provide a

welcoming, safe and fun experience for children.

 Adopting and implementing the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) ‘Safe

Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’ and any future versions of this.

 Appointing a Club Welfare Officer and ensuring they attend all current and

future training modules required by the ECB.

 Ensuring all people who work in cricket at, or for, Warfield CC (such as staff, officials,

volunteers, team managers, coaches etc) have a responsibility for safeguarding

children, and understand how the ‘Safe Hands Policy’ applies to them.

 Ensuring all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are recruited

and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines and relevant legislation.

 Ensuring that all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are

provided with support, through education and training, so they are aware of, and

can adhere to, good practice and the Code of Conduct guidelines defined by the

ECB and the club.

 Ensuring the name and contact details of the Club Welfare Officer is available:

i) As the first point of contact for parents, children and volunteers/staff within the


ii) As a source of procedural advice for the club, its committee and members

iii) As the main point of contact within the club for the ECB County Welfare Officer

and the ECB Safeguarding Team, and

iv) As the main point of contact within the club for relevant external agencies in

connection with child safeguarding.

 Ensuring correct and comprehensive reporting procedures exist for raising and

managing child safeguarding concerns

 Providing an environment where the views of children, parents and volunteers

are sought and welcomed on a range of issues. This will help us create an

environment where people have the opportunity to voice any concerns (about

possible suspected child abuse/neglect or poor practice) to the Club Welfare Officer


 Details of the County Welfare Officer will be made available, in case the Club

Welfare Officer is unavailable, or the concern relates to the Club Welfare Officer.

 Ensuring all suspicions, concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt

with swiftly and appropriately.

 Ensuring access to confidential information relating to child safeguarding matters is restricted to those who need to know in order to safeguard children – including the Club Welfare Officer and the appropriate external agencies, such as the Local Area Designated Officer (LADO), as specified within ECB child safeguarding procedures.

Safeguarding Policies 2016

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