What is Safe Hands Management System (SHMS)?

SHMS is an online Club Management Tool whereby the ECB will require all County Boards and Clubs to input the details of individuals in key regulated roles or those with responsibilities for the management and running of County and Club activities.

  • All clubs with junior sections and any club playing under 18’s in open age cricket must meet safeguarding standards. ​​
  • The club must adhere to the ECB Safe Hands Policy and Procedures. ​​
  • Each club must have a trained and vetted Club Welfare Officer.
  • All adults who work with children at the club have must have a current ECB DBS check in place. ​​
  • All adults who work with children in cricket must have undertaken the appropriate ECB training. ​

What benefits are there to our club by registering to the Safe Hands Management System?

  • SHMS provides a secure platform for you to store and manage all your Club information in one easy and accessible place – based on feedback you have told us that it can be difficult to manage all of your records & data
  • SHMS is integrated into other ECB databases so that it can update* information on your Officials compliance against DBS and Qualifications in a timely manner
  • Upon registration and completion of the Insurance Risk assessment you will be invited to take up FREE Club Insurance provided by our ECB partner – Howdens. The insurance policy will commence on your next renewal date
  • You will have direct access within SHMS to contact the ECB Customer Support team through a dedicated Help Centre on any queries or assistance you may need with Registration / Maintenance / Compliance, including how to apply or renew DBS certificates, access Course Bookings for Safe Hands

Why is the ECB making Safe Hands Management System a requirement?

Safeguarding children across all cricket networks is an ECB priority, it is also a legal requirement under the Children Act 1989. Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 places a specific requirement on sports organisations, to ensure they have minimum safeguarding standards in place.

The process will enable the ECB as the national governing body to provide consistent credibility to those organisations which meet the required standards of safeguarding.

As the national governing body, we have a responsibility to demonstrate that cricket is a safe sport for everyone. The process will help us to understand where we are with this and demonstrate that we have a safe sport for children and those around them.

How do I register my Club?

The SHMS has been intorduced to all Clubmark accredited clubs and those who run junior cricket. Your club will have been contacted directly by Devon Cricket about gaining access and allocating a lead club administrator. 

Clubs without a junior section are expected to get access to the SHMS in 2023.


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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch:
Alex Jopling - alex.jopling@devoncricket.co.uk - 07507 711595
James May - County Safeguarding Officer - james.may@devoncricket.co.uk - 07786 164646