recognises that this is the responsibility of
every adult involved in our club.
3. The Club has
a role to play in safeguarding the welfare of all children and young
people by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional harm and
from neglect or bullying. It is noted and accepted that The ECB’s child
protection regulation (see The Safe Hands Booklet) applies to everyone
in cricket whether in a paid or voluntary capacity. This includes those
who are a volunteer, match official, helper on club tours, cricket
coach, club official or medical staff.
4. We endorse
and adopt The ECB’s child protection and best practice guidelines for
recruiting volunteers and will:
• Develop a role
• As a minimum meet
and chat with the applicant(s) and where possible conduct interviews
• Request and follow
up with two references before appointing
• Require an ECB CRB
Unit Enhanced Disclosure where appropriate in line with ECB guidelines.
All current Club
members with direct access to children and young people will be required
to complete a CRB Enhanced Disclosure or self-declaration form via The
ECB CRB Unit or CWO. If there are concerns regarding the
appropriateness of an individual who is already involved or who has
approached us to become part of The Club guidance will be sought from
The ECB. It is noted and accepted that The ECB will consider the
relevance and significance of the information obtained via The ECB CRB
Unit Enhanced CRB Disclosure and that all decisions will be made in the
best interests of children and young people.
It is accepted that
The Club aims to prevent people with a history of relevant and
significant offending from having contact with children or young people
and the opportunity to influence policies or practice with children or
young people. This is to prevent direct sexual or physical harm to
children and to minimize the risk of ‘grooming’ within football.
5. The Club
supports The ECB’s whistle blowing policy. Any adult or young person
with concerns about a colleague can ‘whistle blow’ by contacting The
Club’s Child Welfare Officer by telephone or by writing to the current
contact details shown below or by going direct to the police, social
services or the NSPCC. Whitstable Cricket Club encourages everyone to
know about it and utilize it if necessary.
6. The Club has
appointed a Club Welfare Officer (CWO) in line with The ECB’s role
profile and required completion of the child protection and best
practice workshop. The post holder will be involved with designated
person’s training provided by The ECB. The CWO is the first point of
contact for all club members and parents or guardians regarding concerns
for the welfare of any child or young person. They will liaise directly
with the KCB Welfare Officer and will be familiar with the procedures
for referring any concerns. They will also play a proactive role in
increasing an awareness of poor practice and abuse amongst club members.
acknowledge and endorse The ECB’s identification of bullying as a
category of abuse. Bullying of any kind is not acceptable at our club.
If bullying does occur, all Players, parents or guardians should be able
to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly. Incidents
need to be reported to the CWO, a member of the committee or, in cases
of serious bullying contact the KCB Welfare Officer.
8. Codes of
conduct for players, parents or spectators, officials and coaches have
been implemented by The Club In order to validate these codes of conduct
the club has clear sanctions to deal with any misconduct at club level
and acknowledges the possibility of potential sanctions which may be
implemented by leagues or the ECB in more serious circumstances. All
prospective members will be informed of these codes.
advice on child protection matters can be obtained from:
• The Kent Cricket
Board’s Child Protection Officer, whose details can be found in the KCB
• The ECB
• NSPCC Child