Introduction to Safeguarding

This free course is available for everyone involved in cricket 

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility, so whatever your role in cricket, everyone should understand the importance of keeping children, young people and adults safe. 
With this in mind, we invite you, and everybody at your club or organisation, to complete our online Introduction to Safeguarding. The training provides basic knowledge and advice in creating a safe cricket environment for everyone, recognising signs of abuse, what to do if you have any concerns or if you are approached by anyone with concerns that they may have. 

This training should take around 30 minutes to complete and is accessible on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone. You can access this training by clicking here



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 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.

Please note that if you have a current Safeguarding Young Cricketers qualification this is still valid until its expiry date (3 years after completion) 

If you have an issues with the above then please contact

Training for Club Safeguarding Officers 

Club Safeguarding Officers need to complete three sets of training: 

  • Online ‘Safeguarding for Specialist Roles’  
  • A ‘top up’ online module – ‘Safeguarding for Committee Members and Club Safeguarding Officers’  
  • Face to face ‘Safe Hands' workshop which is run by the local County Cricket Board 

Upon booking on a face to face 'Safe Hands' workshop you will be automatically be enrolled on the online modules. Click here for our Safe Hands Courses. 

These courses should be updated every 3 years. 

ECB DBS check

Your club Safeguarding Officer should have the ability to initiate and verify DBS checks. If this is not the case then we can set up DBS checks from the office. The following information needs to be sent to

  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 

We will then initiate your online ECB DBS application form. You should then receive an email from the DBS system, asking you to complete and submit the form. Once you have done this, you will receive an email from the ECB confirming your application and details of approved verifiers in your postcode area. Please arrange a face-to-face meeting with one of these verifiers to have your evidence and application authorised. Please note that you will require the 3 forms of evidence that you detail on your application form available at the meeting with your verifier.

If you cannot arrange a meeting with a verifier local to you, please contact us at

Coaching Qualifications

Anyone looking to obtain a coaching qualification please click here to access full details of the courses available and how to book.

First Aid Qualifications

Devon Cricket do not run First Aid training, however there are a list of local providers on our website. Please click here to find a list of providers.