• Bowling
  • Awards
  • Wickets

Child Welfare Policy

Derbyshire Cricket Board (DCB) acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care, and is committed to ensuring that all children and young people participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience. A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any club cricket activity.

We subscribe to the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands - Crickets Policy for Safeguarding Children” (and will continue to subscribe to any future versions of the policy) and endorse and adopt the Policy Statement contained in that document.

We do this by:

  • Recognising that all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have a right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment.
  • Ensuring that individuals working within cricket at or for DCB provide a safe, positive and fun cricketing experience for children.
  • Adopting and implementing the ECB’s “Safe Hands - Crickets Policy for Safeguarding Children”.
  • Appointing a County Welfare Officer and ensuring that they attend all current and future training modules required by the ECB & the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), so that they have the necessary skills to be able to undertake their role effectively.
  • Ensuring that all people who work in cricket at DCB, (such as staff, officials, volunteers, Team Managers, Coaches etc.) understand that the policy applies to them according to their level of contact with the children and/or young people in cricket.
  • Ensuring that all individuals working within cricket at or for DCB are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines (refer DCB’s “Policy for Recruiting & Appointing Appropriate Volunteers and/or Paid Staff”).
  • Ensuring that all individuals working within cricket at or for DCB are provided with support through education and training so that they are aware of and can adhere to good practice and code of conduct guidelines defined by both the ECB and DCB.
  • Ensuring that the name and contact details of the County Welfare Officer for DCB is available:
    • as the first point of contact for parents, children, volunteers and staff within DCB;
    • as a local source of procedural advice for DCB, its committee and its members and affiliated clubs and/or leagues to DCB;
    • as the main point of contact within DCB for the ECB Child Protection Team; and
    • as the main point of contact within the club for relevant external agencies in connection with child welfare.
  • Ensuring that correct and comprehensive reporting procedures exist for raising and managing safeguarding and child protection concerns. Such procedures recognising the responsibility of the statutory agencies and in accordance with pre-defined safeguarding and child protection procedures as defined by the ECB, statutory agencies and Local Safeguarding Child Board (LSCB) guidelines and policies.
  • Providing everyone connected with DCB (including parents, children and volunteers) with the opportunity to voice any concerns which they have (about possible suspected child abuse, and/or about poor practice) to the County Welfare Officer.
  • Ensuring that all suspicions, concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately.

If you need any advice on welfare matters please contact Rob Waldron or his assistant Angela Gregson using the contact details below.

DCB County Welfare Officer

Robert Waldron Tel: 01332 792876 (home) or 07930 901359 (mobile)

Email: rmwaldron@btinternet.com

DCB Assistant County Welfare Officer

Angela Gregson Tel: 01332 701312 (home) or 07761 628608 (mobile)

Email: gregson23@sky.com

Last Reviewed: January 2016

Events Calendar

Last month March 2017 Next month
S M T W T F S
week 9 1 2 3 4
week 10 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
week 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
week 12 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
week 13 26 27 28 29 30 31

Coaching Sessions