Safeguarding and Child Protection

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 also a safer environment, where children feel more able to share concerns, and everyone feels more able to challenge poor practice or behaviour.

ECB has produced Safe Hands - Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children - which can be downloaded from Safe Hands does more than protect children in cricket, it promotes good practice, helps raise awareness and ensures people know what to do if they have any concerns about children or about the behaviour of adults in cricket.

This Safeguarding and Child Protection section contains full details of that policy and other relevant documentation - plus guidance on Vetting Checks and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

ECB's Safeguarding Team

The Safeguarding team is part of the Ethic and Compliance team. If you have any safeguarding queries or require further information please contact:

Tel: 020 7432 1200

Please note:

ECB do not process DBS Application Forms in-house. This is undertaken on behalf of the ECB by an external company - TMG CRB.

If you have a query relating to requesting DBS Application Application Forms; completing the ECB DBS application form; following up on the progress of an application(s); or informing of a change of address or contact numbers please contact TMG CRB - 0845 2513000 or email or go to