It is a mandatory requirement for all ECB affiliated clubs to make a constitutional adoption of the ECB “Safe Hands” Safeguarding and Protecting ChildrenPolicy.
To do this it will be necessary for clubs to make amendments to their constitution to reflect the safeguarding principles which they must adhere - to ensure a duty of care to all members of the club by adopting and implementing the ECB “Safe Hands” Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy and any future versions of the policy.
In addition to adopting the ECB’s “Safe Hands” policy, all individual ECB affiliated clubs must create their own “Safeguarding Policy Statement”. The content will help everyone at the club know how the club will approach safeguarding on an ongoing basis.
These policies were formally adopted at the Club’s AGM on 23rdMarch 2019, and in due course will be included in the Club Rules.
These adopted policies are now displayed on the Club website for all to view.
There are a number of key points of Policy on the Safeguarding Programme that the Club must commit to:-
- All cricket participants should recognise and follow a Code of Conduct (as such, one has been drafted)
- Appoint a Club Welfare Officer
- Vetting of certain persons within Club
- Implement a reporting mechanism
- Changing rooms and showering policy
- Procedures for managing children whilst away
- Guidance for clubs on the use of Social Media, texts and email
Club Welfare Officer: Mark Williams (07957 482059 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deputy Club Welfare Officer: Chris Ward (07792 070343 / email@example.com)