Safeguarding in Cricket - UPDATE

Safeguarding in Cricket - UPDATE

NCB / ECB Safeguarding Statement

NCB and ECB are totally committed to offering a safe environment for everyone to play the game of cricket and we take our safeguarding responsibilities very seriously.

No one can be complacent and we are always seeking to improve and to learn from best practice, in the game and from elsewhere.

We always welcome the reporting of any concerns that anyone may have, through our County Welfare Officer, ECB Safeguarding team or the relevant authorities.

NCB Welfare Officer

The NCB's Welfare Officer can be contacted via email at: welfare.officer@norfolkcricket.co.uk. Phone contact for the Welfare Officer and the Deputy Welfare Officer can be found here on our website:  http://www.norfolkcricket.co.uk/welfare.asp .

ECB Welfare Officer

The ECB’s safeguarding team are also available if required, but ideally the local Welfare Officer should be contacted first. ECB can be contacted either by email on safeguarding@ecb.co.uk or via the ECB office at Lord’s on 020 7432 1200.

At a time when there is an understandable spotlight on this important issue ECB are looking again through our processes and practices. In this, we would like your support to ensure that the game is fully equipped to safeguard young people and to deal with any concerns.

You will be aware that Safe Hands - cricket’s policy for safeguarding children - applies at all levels of the game, from grassroots through to the elite levels.

Each club carries responsibilities in this area and we want to ensure that we are supporting you properly with the work you are doing.  This can include supporting you with any media enquiries or processes. If in doubt do please ask for support and advice.

We have provided a guidance note to the County Welfare Officers who we would expect to be the conduit for any safeguarding concerns raised locally. We are also reminding clubs to check their own Safeguarding procedures in line with current Safe Hands policies and procedures which are to be found here: 

https://www.ecb.co.uk/safeguarding/policy-and-procedures


Thank you for your attention in addressing these matters; we appreciate these are difficult issues and want to ensure that we do everything we can to continue to ensure cricket is safe now and in the future.

NCB / ECB, Dec 2016

 



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