Safeguarding Minimum Standards

It is every club’s legal and moral responsibility to provide a duty of care to children within their structure.  The Norfolk Cricket Board Safeguarding Structure is designed to provide every club with help and support and to signpost you to all the information you need to make your club safe and welcoming to children within our game.

It is a mandatory condition that all clubs affiliated to The Norfolk Cricket Board follow the requirements detailed in the ECB Safe Hands document.  These expectations must be in place before anyone is given the opportunity to supervise children

The Norfolk Cricket Board will ALWAYS support clubs who have concerns about their status or progress toward achieving minimum standards, Through the Area team, we will signpost training courses and can assist, where necessary, with DBS queries.

The following minimum requirements already exist for specific roles within cricket:

Club Safeguarding Officer:

  • Safe Hands Course
  • On-line Safeguarding Young Cricketers course
  • DBS registered with ECB


  • Coaching Qualification
  • On-line Safeguarding Young Cricketers course
  • First Aid Certificate – 3 hour face to face course
  • DBS registered with ECB

Other Roles:

There are numerous other roles in cricket where a DBS MUST be obtained;

  • Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • Age Group Managers / Umpire
  • Club Captains / Vice-captains
  • Scorers
  • Junior Supervisors
  • Colts/Junior Manager
  • First Aiders

This list isn’t exhaustive; other roles could fall within the definition of ‘Regulated Activity’. 

To find out more, all the detail you will need is described in the ECB Safe Hands document (link)

Confused, need help?

Don’t hesitate to contact any of the NCB Safeguarding Team who will be delighted to help.

Norfolk County Safeguarding Officer – MARK CAMPBELL
Email: HERE
Phone: 07917 735469
(Please feel free to contact Mark 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)

Safeguarding Minimum Standards Document


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