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. 

DBS CHECKS 

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  Scorer
Coach Support Worker Umpire
Coaching Ambassador Team Manager
Junior Supervisor Volunteer Coordinator

 

If you require an ECB DBS please email the following information to info@devoncricket.co.uk  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. 

GUIDANCE FOR ID VERIFICATION 

County ID verifiers are below:

Julen Beer julen.beer@devoncricket.co.uk‚Äč 
Alex Jopling alex.jopling@devoncricket.co.uk
Matthew Theedom matt.theedom@devoncricket.co.uk
James May  james.may@devoncricket.co.uk
Claire Colman claire.colman@devoncricket.co.uk
John Ingham Use find a verifier 
Nick Evanson Use find a verifier 
Nigel Piddock  Use find a verifier 

If you have any problems or questions regarding your DBS application you can access ECB customer support here or contact safeguarding@ecb.co.uk

 

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 – julen.beer@devoncricket.co.uk

- 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:

  • All clubs must meet safeguarding standards.
  • The club must adhere to the ECB Safe Hands Policy and Procedures. 
  • Each club must have a trained Club Welfare Officer.  
  • All adults who work with children at the club have must have current vetting and an ECB DBS check in place. 
  • All adults who work with children in cricket must have undertaken the appropriate ECB training. Details will be shared in due course.  

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

  1. Existing Clubmark accredited clubs
  2. Clubs with junior sections (including All Stars Cricket & Dynamos Cricket), and those clubs who allow juniors to play adult cricket. 
  3. All remaining clubs

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.