All Cricket Organisations in Devon should have a qualified Safeguarding Officer as an essential part of their safeguarding structure.

The welfare of young people involved in cricket in the county is of paramount importance and we are committed to ensuring that cricket provides a safe, friendly and enjoyable experience for all children.

If your Organisation does not have an appointed Club Safeguarding Officer it should appoint one as soon as possible.

Training for Club Safeguarding Officers

Club Safeguarding Officers are required to hold the following three certifications:

1) Safe Hands qualification (ECB course run in partnership with the NSPCC).

The ECB Safe Hands Workshop provides advice on the CWO role, along with the requirements and responsibilities of child safeguarding.

This is a face to face course and last approximately 3 hours. 

Please register using your full name, as it appears on your DBS certificate and ensure you register using an email address that is unique to you.

2) An ECB DBS Vetting Check.

ECB DBS is now completed online, this is a far quicker process than the old paper system. To create an online ECB DBS form the following information is required:

  1. Full Name (including Title)
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Preferred Email Address
  4. Club associated with
  5. Role which requires a DBS e.g. All Stars Activator, Junior Manager, Umpire 

..and should be emailed to

3) Safeguarding for Specialist Roles (SSR)

This is a free online course, which takes approximately one hour to complete, and you can save your progress at any time. Please complete this online course if you have not completed Safeguarding Young Cricketers (SYC) or SSR course in the last three years.

You can register for the SSR here. If you have already completed the Safeguarding Young Cricketers online course in the last three years, there is no need to repeat the course until it expires.

Every three years, requirements 1, 2 and 3 must be updated.