Safeguarding Policy Statement

Welbeck Cricket Club (The Club) is committed to ensuring that all Children (*) participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience.

(* The word “Children” should be taken to mean all persons under the age of 18)

We will 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 our club provide a safe, positive and fun cricketing experience for all Children.

Adopting and implementing the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any future versions of the policy.

Appointing a Club Child Safeguarding Officer and ensuring they attend all current and future training modules required by the ECB & the 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, or for our club, (such as Staff, Officials, Volunteers, Team Managers, Coaches etc.) understand that the Safe Hands Policy applies to them according to their level of contact with Children.

Ensuring that all individuals working within cricket at, or for the club are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines.

Ensuring that all individuals working within cricket at, or for the club are provided with support through education and training so that they are aware of, and can adhere to good practice and the code of conduct guidelines defined by both the ECB, and by the club.

Ensuring that the name & contact details for the Club Child Safeguarding Officer is available:

  • as the first point of contact for Parents, Children & Volunteers / Staff within the club,
  • as a local source of procedural advice for the club, its committee & its members,
  • as the main point of contact within the club for the ECB County Welfare Officer and the ECB Child Protection Team, and
  • as the main point of contact within the club for relevant external agencies in connection with child safeguarding.

If you wish to discuss any concerns or you have questions relating to Safeguarding or this policy, please discuss with the Club Child Safeguarding Officer or contact them by email [email protected]  If you still have concerns after contacting the Child Safeguarding Officer, please contact the Chairman in person or by email [email protected]

Dropping Off / Late Collection of Children

Parents/carers should register their child at the registration point from 10 minutes before the beginning of the training session.

Training sessions start at 6:30pm and finish at 8:00pm and WCC is only responsible for your child/children during this time.  In the event of unforeseen circumstances a parent/carer being late collecting their child from the Club will attempt to make parental contact and wait with the child.  If parent/carer cannot be contacted on the telephone numbers provided after 30 minutes the Club will have to report the situation to the Police.

Hardship

The Club encourages continued junior membership.  In the event of any family/persons experiencing hardship please speak to the Club Chairman in person or contact by email [email protected].

Training Kit

All children attending training on a Friday evening will be expected to wear the Welbeck Training Kit.  For details on how to purchase, please speak to a member of the junior committee on training evenings.

Hardball

Kit comprises of: Training Shirt, Full Tracksuit, Shorts, Playing Shirt, Sleeveless Pullover, Trousers, Polo Shirt and Cap.

Kwik Cricket

This can be purchased at a cost of £15 and includes:  White Shirt and Sweatshirt.