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 (CSO)

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

1) Attend a face to face Safe Hands qualification 
2) Have a valid ECB DBS Vetting Check
3) Complete the online 
Safeguarding for Specialist Roles (SSR)



1) Safe Hands qualification (ECB course run by the Devon Cricket Foundation).

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

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

Saturday 9th March 2024 - Heathcoat CC - 10am 
Monday 22nd April 2024 - Ivybridge CC - 6.30pm - Please click here to book

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)

These courses are for all those who have a specialist role in cricket including Coaches, Activators, Officials, Committee Members, Captains and Club Safeguarding Officers. If you perform a specialist role in cricket you need to complete the ‘Safeguarding for Specialist Roles’ and the appropriate top up module related to your role online. To book onto this training please click via the appropriate role below. You can complete this course in your own time.

The Safeguarding for Specialist Roles training should take around 1 hour to complete and the top up modules around 20 minutes. Your certificate is available to download on completing the top up module and is valid for 3 years.

If you perform more than one such role, we suggest you choose the element most aligned to your main role. Whilst there is only a need to complete one top-up module, you are welcome to complete as many as you wish. Volunteers can access the additional top up modules by auto enrolling on each module in their e-learning account.

Once you have signed up a link will be sent to you within 48 hours.  If you have previously completed the Online Safeguarding Young Cricketers module or have a current ECB e-Learning account, the new Safeguarding for Specialist roles qualification unique to your role will be available in your e-Learning account for volunteers to complete.