One Game - Child Protection
ECB places paramount importance on child protection and through its Safeguarding Children and Child Protection programme is committed to providing the safest possible environment for children to actively participate in cricket at all levels.
The Safe Hands policy was first introduced in 2003 and has since developed into one of the most comprehensive child protection initiatives in operation.
This programme is consistent with NSPCC and Sport England guidelines and as of April 1 2005 has been implemented by all ECB-affiliated clubs throughout England and Wales.
As specified in Building Partnerships - cricket’s strategic plan 2005-2009 - ECB is committed to ensuring all cricket clubs, from grassroots to England junior teams, adopt best practice and inclusive processes and measures that enable children to enjoy cricket without threat of bullying, physical, emotional or sexual abuse and neglect.
David Collier, ECB chief executive (pictured right), said: “ECB will always operate best practice in the areas of child protection and health and safety to provide a safe and secure environment.”