Statement on Safeguarding

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ECB and Yorkshire Cricket are committed to ensuring all children who take part in cricket have a safe positive and fun experience, whatever their level. Everyone involved in delivering cricket to children and young persons has a role to play in creating the best possible environment for them.

ECB has developed and will ensure there are correct and comprehensive procedures in place for responding to, recording and reporting child safeguarding concerns. All the policies and procedures are contained in the ECB Safe Hands Folder. It is not the responsibility of any individual working in cricket to determine if abuse has taken place, but it is their responsibility to act upon and report any concerns.

ECB Safeguarding and Reporting Process

The Theakston Nidderdale Cricket League is committed to ensuring that every one of its member clubs, both senior and junior, irrespective of whether they have a junior section, will have a nominated Club Welfare Officer, a deputy, and both officers be fully trained and DBS checked.

Further information can be found on the League website under Safeguarding.

At the Theakston Nidderdale Cricket League Annual General meeting, held on Monday 28th November 2016, each club in attendance made a public commitment to ensuring compliance with the requirements of a Club Welfare Officer. If a club does not actively engage with this commitment and either have a fully trained CWO or an action plan to become compliant during 2017, that club will not be allowed to take part in the Theakston Nidderdale Cricket League, or Nidderdale Junior Cricket League in 2017.

All cricket clubs have an obligation to appoint a Club Welfare Officer. These officers have a remit to provide advice on Safeguarding issues and ensure that the club adheres to all aspects of Safeguarding.

All cricket clubs, regardless of whether they provide junior coaching, junior training sessions or junior teams, must have a nominated and properly trained Club Welfare Officer.

Each Club Welfare Officer should attend a Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop accredited by Sportscoach UK and the ECB Safe Hands Workshop.

The Club Welfare Officer must also have a DBS check by which they should indicate their remit as the club officer.

Actions for Compliance:
1. All clubs nominate a CWO – under review
2. All CWO complete DBS check. If complete, send date of issue to
3. All CWO to complete Safeguarding and Protecting Children course. If complete, send date of course to
4. All CWO to complete ECB Safe Hands Workshop. If complete, send date of course to

All training courses, both Safeguarding and Protecting Children and ECB Safe Hands Workshop will be provided at no cost to clubs.

Safe Hands Courses
Ripley Castle 6.30 pm – 8.30pm
13th February 2017
27th February 2017
13th March 2017

Safeguarding and Protecting Children
Knaresborough Cricket Club. 6:00pm – 9:00pm
23rd February 2017

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