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SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTING THE CHILDREN IN YOUR CLUBS

Date: 5th January 2017

SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTING THE CHILDREN IN YOUR CLUBS

A reminder on Child Welfare responsibilities

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking Rachel Rankin, who has stepped down from the role of League Welfare Officer, for her valued input over the last couple of years and are pleased to announce that Ian Harrison (CWO at Rainford CC) has been newly appointed to the role.

In doing so and mindful of the recent news in respect of child abuse in sport we have, with Ian’s help, put together a reminder of every club’s responsibilities in respect of Child Welfare. In particular it is a timely reminder for all clubs to ensure that all appropriate certificates and qualifications are up to date.

For avoidance of doubt the roles in cricket that require ECB vetting through the DBS process are set out below: 

  • Welfare Officer (Club, League, County)
  • Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • Coach (volunteer or paid, assistant or lead)
  • Umpire (including club umpires)
  • Scorer
  • Colt/Junior Manager
  • Age Group Manager
  • Open-Age Team Captain
  • Junior Supervisor
  • First Aider/Physiotherapist/Medical Support

Coaches, as well as holding appropriate qualifications, should also attend an Emergency First Aid course and renew their Safeguarding and Protecting Children qualification every three years.  (The SPC can be renewed on-line)

Club Welfare Officers should attend the Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course.

Details of the above courses and further information can be found on the LCB website:

http://www.lancashirecricket.co.uk/lcb/

Further information and DBS request forms can be found on:

https://www.onlinedisclosures.co.uk/already-using-online-disclosures/ecb/

The DBS helpline is 0845 251 3000

 

 

 

 

 

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