As we take small steps towards the return of cricket, it is important that clubs continue to comply with all ECB safeguarding guidance.
All clubs should have an appointed welfare officer who has an ECB Safe Hands qualification.
All those working with children must have and ECB DBS check.
The roles in cricket that require ECB vetting are:
|All Stars/Dynamos Activator/Helper||Junior Manager|
|Captain/Vice Captain||First Aider|
|Club/County/League Welfare Officer||Physiotherapist|
|Coach Support Worker||Umpire|
|Coaching Ambassador||Team Manager|
|Junior Supervisor||Volunteer Coordinator|
If you require an ECB DBS please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your club welfare officer.
1. Full Name (including title)
2. Date of Birth
3. Preferred Email Address
4. Club Affiliation
5. Club Role
DBS ID Verification Meetings:
In response to the guidance outlined by the government the ECB made the decision to limit access to Atlantic Data the online DBS portal to only primary users. Primary users have still been able to initiate and verify checks remotely throughout this time, but this decision did suspend the initiation and verification process for thousands of club welfare officers.
The ECB, in preparation to return to professional and recreational cricket, has made the decision in line with government guidelines and the lifting of restrictions, to offer the opportunity for welfare officers to initiate check and return to face to face verifications.
County ID verifiers are below:
|John Ingham||Use find a verifier|
|Nick Evanson||Use find a verifier|
|Nigel Piddock||Use find a verifier|
INTERIM ONLINE WELFARE OFFICER TRAINING (SAFE HANDS)
If your Welfare Officer had booked to attend an ECB Safe Hands Course which was cancelled, the ECB Safeguarding Team will contact you directly to provide you with access to:
- Online Safeguarding Young Cricketers (SYC) Course to meet the Safeguarding and Protecting Children Requirement of the CWO role.
- Booking link for Safe Hands webinar training. These will run on specific days through the month of June, starting on the 8th, and will be available either mornings, afternoons or evenings to accommodate those with other responsibilities or work commitments.
It is important to have completed the SYC (Safeguarding Young Cricketers) course prior to booking on a Safe Hands webinar. If you have already completed the course or a Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course there is no requirement to repeat it.
Welfare officers must also have an up to date DBS check.
If your Welfare Officer did not book to attend an ECB Safe Hands Course or If your club does not have a Welfare Officer at present, please email the following details to – email@example.com
- Full Name
- Cricket Club
- Email Address
We can then get ECB Safeguarding to register the person so they can be sent the course details.
Please note this interim accreditation will be valid for 12 months by which time ECB expect that the usual face-to-face Safe Hands training will be available again.
If you have any questions about the online trianing please first consult the FAQ document here
COMING SOON..... SAFE HANDS ONLINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
This system will provide an online registration process whereby the ECB will require all cricket clubs to register the details of the club and individuals in key roles or those with responsibilities for the management and running of club activities.
Clubs will be asked to complete basic details about their club and who are the key personnel within it, providing evidence of safeguarding checks and compliance. It will then notify users if there are any current gaps in the requirements, together with highlighting individual’s renewal dates for the key criteria such as DBS checks and Safe Hands training,.
As part of the registration process, clubs will be required to demonstrate that they continue adhere to the following:
We will also make it easier for those who need to have DBS checks, safeguarding training and other qualifications to access everything they need.
What this means for Clubs:
The online registration process will apply to both Clubmark and non-Clubmark clubs and we will roll out registration in a phased approach with three groups in the following order of priority
The ECB will email clubs individually when registration is available. Where clubs have already given us some information, we will look to pre-populate the fields in order that you do not have to re-enter it.