CLOSE
Hide
Show

Cricket's safeguarding resources

Here you will find policies, procedures, guidance documents and templates for use in your club and other settings. We call it the Safeguarding ‘Kit Bag’.

The Safeguarding Kit Bag includes:

1. Putting things into place

Here you’ll find all of the background work you need to do, along with policies and paperwork that will be useful to you. This includes forms, templates and guidance which will all be useful for you when setting up your safeguarding environment for children.

All of the resources on this page will help you to put these in place:

  • Designated professional lead for safeguarding.
  • Senior board level lead takes responsibility for the organisation's safeguarding arrangements.
  • Clear line of accountability for the commissioning/provision of services to safeguard and promote welfare.
  • Culture of listening to and consulting with children in individual decisions and in the development of services.
  • Arrangements which set out the process for sharing information with other professionals/the Local Safeguarding Children Board.
  • Understand how to refer to Local Authority children's social care or police.
  • Clear policies for dealing with altercations against people who work with children.
  • Understanding requirements to refer cases to the Local Authority Designated Officer or the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
  • Supervision, support and training for staff, including supervision training
  • Safe recruitment practices for individuals who will work regularly with children including policies on when to obtain a criminal records check.

Guidance

Creating and formally adopting an individual club safeguarding policy statement Download
Guidelines for a code of conduct for children Download
Guidelines on the use of player profile forms Download
Guidance on changing rooms and showering facilities Download
Photography, filming and social media broadcast guidelines Download
Guidance on transport to and from matches/training Download
Guidance on managing children away from the club Download
Missing children guidelines Download
Guidance on working with external partners Download
Welcoming and safeguarding children with a disability Download
Creating and maintaining a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment Download
Whistle Blowing Policy Download
Guidance for clubs on sun safety Download
Guidance for clubs on the use of social media, texts and email Download
Guidance on disciplinary proceedings that involve under-18s Download
Guidance on specific concerns arising for children outside of cricket Download

Templates

Template: Safeguarding policy statement for clubs Download
Template: Code of conduct for cricket club members and guests Download
Template: Player profile form for players under 18 Download
Template: Welcome letter for parent/carer Download
Template: Anti-bullying policy for cricket Download

2. Having the right people in place

In this section we go into more detail about recruitment procedures and guidance to ensure you appoint the appropriate staff. Below you'll find guidance and templates for recruitment along with information on vetting checks and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Vetting checks using the Disclosure and Barring Service

All organisations working with children have safeguarding responsibilities placed upon them by legislation and guidance.

The ECB vetting process requires an Enhanced DBS and Barred List check which you can click here to find out more about. 

Templates

Template: Sample reference form Download
Template: Non UK resident vetting form Download

Guidance

Guidance on appointing and training a club welfare officer Download
Guidelines on appointing appropriate staff and volunteers to work with children Download
Guidance on roles in cricket that require a vetting check Download
How to determine which roles are regulated activity with children in cricket Download
Recruiting and supporting volunteers Download
Guidance for coaches working with children Download
Guidance for staff and volunteers working with children Download

3. What to do if you have concerns

Inside this area there is more information if you ever have any concerns about a child or the behaviour of an adult you should share them.

Your club should have a Club Welfare officer who you can talk to. If they do not, or you are unable to talk to them, you can speak to the chairperson, or your County Welfare Officer or the Safeguarding Team at safeguarding@ecb.co.uk  or Tel: 0207 432 1200.

If a child is at immediate risk do not hesitate to call the Police or local services immediately.

ECB encourage anyone with any concerns to contact us. You can do this by calling 020 7432 1200 and asking for a member of the safeguarding team or by emailing safeguarding@ecb.co.uk.

Guidance

Responding to, recording and reporting concerns Download
Recording of information by club and county welfare officers Download

Template

Template: Incident/concern reporting form Download 

 

Two links you might also find useful:

4. Cricket specific safeguarding guidance

Here you can find guidance on supervising children at cricket sessions along with directives on certain elements of the game.

Guidance

Supervising children at cricket sessions Download
Guidance on the wearing of cricket helmets (head protectors) by young players Download
Fielding regulations Download
Fast bowling directives Download
Guidelines for junior players in open age cricket Download
Guidelines on girls playing in boys age group leagues and competitions Download

 

Regulations and Directives

The ECB and PCA have issued further guidance on helmets and head protection which is available here.

 

We Are England Cricket Supporters

Sign in to We Are England Cricket Supporters

Join We Are England Cricket Supporters for FREE

  • Priority Tickets for England Internationals.
  • England Cricket news and highlights in your inbox.
  • 10% England Cricket Store discount.
  • Exclusive Ashes Competition entry information will be included in your welcome email upon signing up.

Sign up using your email

Your password should contain:

  • minimum of 8 characters
  • numbers
  • upper and lower case letters

Select your preferences

Additional details and preferences

Use the verification code sent via email to activate your account.

Your England Cricket Supporters Profile

Update your details

Select your preferences Close

Additional preferences

Close

Request a new password

Set a new password.

Your password should contain:

  • minimum of 8 characters
  • numbers
  • upper and lower case letters