Any Issues or concerns you may have regarding Child Welfare in Durham should be directed straight to our County Welfare Officer:-
John Crockatt tel. no. (0191)5846299 mobile 07876344758 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will publish a list of Welfare Officers throughout our County - (available soon when the current round of Safe Hands courses are finished).
The DCB is committed to continuing to provide an environment that is safe, welcoming and friendly for children to enjoy the game of cricket.
Safe hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children provides the framework and the tools for the whole game to take up the challenge of continuously improving the cricket environment for children and young people.
Safe Hands ensures that the many thousands of coaches and volunteers integral to the game are supported.
The Policy is backed up by a comprehensive training and education programme, a structured implementation plan and a sensitive process to respond to concerns.
The Policy and associated documents are available to download here
Alternatively it may also be purchased at a cost of £10, inclusive of postage and packaging.
Once appointed, your Club Welfare Officer will be able to attend a training course regarding their role, requirements and responsibilities. At this course they will be given a complementary copy of the Policy.
How will Safeguarding and Child Protection affect me?
Safeguarding and Child Protection in Cricket is applicable to all. It is an individuals responsibility to ensure they have completed the SPC course prior to attending the Sage Hands workshop. A list of courses being run locally can be found at North East Course Finder.
A club must nominate a Club Welfare officer, who will advise and ensure that Safeguarding is being addressed by the club.
The Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children has been developed to provide a comprehensive and complete guide to all those who participate in Cricket
What does my club need to do?
Safeguarding and Child Protection will not be implemented overnight. It is a long-term process. It is the responsibility of the whole club to implement the appropriate Safeguarding policies and procedures.
Club Welfare Officers
· The Club Welfare Officer must attend a ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ workshop accredited by Sportscoach UK (3 hours).
· The Club Welfare Officer must have a Vetting Check.
· The Club Welfare Officer must attend the ECB Safe Hands Workshop advising on the role, requirements and responsibilities of child safeguarding in Clubs. Contact your County Board to access this course.
Safe Hands Courses
For New & Existing Officers
Tuesday 20th April '18 @ Emirates ICG, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday 27th March'18 @ Emirates ICG, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday 28th March '18 @ Emirates ICG, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
DCB County Welfare Officer