The ECB and Norfolk Cricket Board take all Safeguarding issues very seriously. As a result, all clubs in Norfolk are required to appoint a Club Welfare Officer who is trained in Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) and Safe Hands which is the Cricket specific child welfare course.

In addition to this, all club volunteers and coaches who come into regular contact with children are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This also applies to all NCB volunteers and professional staff.

To assist with the monitoring and support of this area, the NCB have a dedicated County Safeguarding Officer who is the point of contact for all Welfare queries from Clubs or County Age Groups.

Norfolk County Safeguarding Officer
– LIZ PLATER
Email: HERE
Phone: 01603 880556 OR 07775 088190
(Please feel free to contact Liz with any queries that you may have)

Deputy Norfolk County Safeguarding Officer
(if LIZ is absent) – KEVIN DENMARK
Email: HERE
Phone: 07876 561388
(Please feel free to contact Kevin with any queries that you may have)

Training/Courses (Updated October 2021)

Safe Hands – Face to Face courses will resume in the autumn period as follows:

Safe Hands Workshop for Club Safeguarding Officers – Norfolk 01/11/2021

Location: North Runcton CC

Link: https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/dmqwfv

Safe Hands Workshop for Club Safeguarding Officers – Norfolk 10/11/2021

Location: Horsford CC

Link: https://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/kmqwv7

Tutors will be Liz Plater & Kevin Denmark

Those CSO’s whose existing qualification is due to expire before the 2022 season should have received an e-mail asking you to book on to a convenient course.

CSO’s are reminded that to be compliant you should have:

  1. A current Safe Hands qualification
  2. A current SYC qualification
  3. A valid DBS check.

If you are a newly appointed CSO or in the event of any queries, please contact Kevin Denmark (details as above)


DBS Checks/Forms

Please note that DBS checks are now all completed online and normally will be managed by your Club Safeguarding Officer.

(Liz Plater or Kevin Denmark – County Safeguarding Officers – please contact either if you are in any doubt)

Once you receive your certificate you are encouraged to sign up for the on-line renewal service where, unless your circumstances change, your check will be automatically updated every 12 months. You will not then receive an updated certificate – existing certificates do not have an expiry date

Please click on the link below which will offer support around NCB Club Safeguarding support.