We are committed to ensuring all children participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience.
We do this by:

  1. Putting things in place
  2. Having the Right People in Place
  3. Making sure you know what to do if you have a concern
  4. Applying Cricket Specific Guidance

Putting things in place

We recognise all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual, orientation, ability or disability) have the right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe, environment. We ensure individuals working within our club provide a welcoming, safe, and fun experience for children. We provide an environment where the views of children, parents and volunteers are sought and welcomed on a range of issues. This will help us create an environment where people have the opportunity to voice any concerns to the Club Safeguarding Officer. We adopt and implement the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children”. We ensure all individuals working within our club are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines and relevant legislation.

Having the Right People in Place

We appoint a Club Safeguarding Officer and ensure they attend training modules required by the ECB, Our Club Safeguarding Officer’s details are below:

Name – Will Harvey
Email address – safeguarding @ wantagecc.co.uk
Will is the first point of contact for parents, children and volunteers/staff within the club and also a local source of procedural advice for the club, its committee and members. ECB County Safeguarding Officer and the ECB Safeguarding Team are also points of contact. Will is the main point of contact within the club for relevant external agencies in connection with child safeguarding. He ensures correct and comprehensive reporting procedures exist for raising and managing child safeguarding concerns.

What do you do if you have a concern?

We ensure all suspicions, concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately. We ensure access to confidential information relating to child safeguarding matters, is restricted to those who need to know, in order to safeguard children – including the Club Safeguarding Officer and the appropriate external authorities, such as the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), as specified within ECB child safeguarding procedures.

Cricket Specific Advice

We ensure all individuals working within our club are provided with support, through education and training, so they are aware of, and can adhere to, good practice and Code of Conduct guidelines defined by the ECB, and the club. We ensure all people who work in cricket at, or for, our club (such as staff, officials, volunteers, team managers, coaches and so on) understand how the “Safe Hands Policy” applies to them.

Date Completed – 23/03/2023
Completed By – Will Harvey