The England and Wales Cricket Board is firmly and enthusiastically committed to continuing to provide an environment that is safe, welcoming and friendly for children and for all people to enjoy the game of cricket.
Safeguarding in cricket is based upon providing an enjoyable environment that meets the needs and requirements of children.
A welcoming environment where children are asked for and are able to offer their views and opinions (for example, about the game, training sessions, or arrangements generally) is a safer environment, where children feel more able to share concerns, and everyone feels more able to challenge poor practice or behaviour.
See the links below to go to further detailed sub-sections:
- The ‘Safe Hands’ policy and procedures – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children
- Safeguarding Resources - policies, procedures, guidance documents and pro forma forms for use in your club and other settings: The Safeguarding kit bag
- DBS (Disclosure and Barring) checks and ECB vetting – essential for roles in cricket working with children
- Welfare Officers – information about why you need a Welfare officer and what the role involves
- Frequently Asked Questions – answers to some of the more commonly asked questions
- Stay in the Game – how involving and listening to children and young people helps keep them in cricket
- The Child Protection Complaints and Disciplinary Procedures – how concerns are investigated and managed
Visit our dedicated section for guidance and information around concussion.
ECB's Safeguarding Team
The Safeguarding team is part of the Ethic and Compliance team:
Head of Ethics and Compliance: Alison Faiers
Safeguarding Manager: Richard Desjardins
Safeguarding Adviser: Lance Spring
Safeguarding Caseworker: Ourania Mapouras.
If you have any queries or require further information please call 020 7432 1200 and ask for a member of the safeguarding team.