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Cricket's safeguarding resources

Here you will find policies, procedures, guidance documents and templates for use in your club and other settings. We call it the Safeguarding ‘Kit Bag’.

The Safeguarding Kit Bag includes:

1. Putting things into place

Here you’ll find all of the background work you need to do, along with policies and paperwork that will be useful to you. This includes forms, templates and guidance which will all be useful for you when setting up your safeguarding environment for children.

All of the resources on this page will help you to put these in place:

  • Designated professional lead for safeguarding.
  • Senior board level lead takes responsibility for the organisation's safeguarding arrangements.
  • Clear line of accountability for the commissioning/provision of services to safeguard and promote welfare.
  • Culture of listening to and consulting with children in individual decisions and in the development of services.
  • Arrangements which set out the process for sharing information with other professionals/the Local Safeguarding Children Board.
  • Understand how to refer to Local Authority children's social care or police.
  • Clear policies for dealing with altercations against people who work with children.
  • Understanding requirements to refer cases to the Local Authority Designated Officer or the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
  • Supervision, support and training for staff, including supervision training
  • Safe recruitment practices for individuals who will work regularly with children including policies on when to obtain a criminal records check.


Creating and formally adopting an individual club safeguarding policy statement Download
Guidance on codes of conduct Download
Guidelines for a code of conduct for children Download
Guidelines on the use of player profile forms Download
Guidance on changing rooms and showering facilities Download
Photography, filming and social media broadcast guidelines Download
Guidance on transport to and from matches/training Download
Guidance on managing children away from the club Download
Missing children guidelines Download
Guidance on working with external partners Download
Creating and maintaining a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment Download
Whistle Blowing Policy Download
Outdoor Kids sun safety code Download
Guidance for clubs on the use of social media, texts and email Download
Guidance on specific concerns arising for children outside of cricket Download
Useful safeguarding contacts Download

Updated templates

Template: Safeguarding children policy Download
Template: Roles and responsibilities matrix Download
Template: Welcome letter for parent/carer Download
Template: Welcome letter for young person Download


Template: Code of conduct for cricket club members and guests Download
Template: All Stars Cricket Activators code of conduct  Download
Template: Coaches code of conduct Download
Template: GDPR compliant junior membership form Download
Template: Anti-bullying policy for cricket Download
Template: Sample online safety and social media policy Download
Template: ECB Reporting Form Download

2. Having the right people in place

In this section we go into more detail about recruitment procedures and guidance to ensure you appoint the appropriate staff. Below you'll find guidance and templates for recruitment along with information on vetting checks and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Vetting checks using the Disclosure and Barring Service

All organisations working with children have safeguarding responsibilities placed upon them by legislation and guidance.

The ECB vetting process requires an Enhanced DBS and Barred List check which you can click here to find out more about. 


Template: Sample reference form Download
Template: Non UK resident vetting form Download


Guidance on appointing and training a club welfare officer Download
Guidelines on appointing appropriate staff and volunteers to work with children Download
Guidance on roles in cricket that require a vetting check Download
Recruiting and supporting volunteers Download
Guidance for coaches working with children Download

3. What to do if you have concerns

Inside this area there is more information if you ever have any concerns about a child or the behaviour of an adult you should share them.

Your club should have a Club Welfare officer who you can talk to. If they do not, or you are unable to talk to them, you can speak to the chairperson, or your County Welfare Officer or the Safeguarding Team at  or Tel: 0207 432 1200.

If a child is at immediate risk do not hesitate to call the Police or local services immediately.

ECB encourage anyone with any concerns to contact us. You can do this by calling 020 7432 1200 and asking for a member of the safeguarding team or by emailing


Responding to, recording and reporting concerns Download
Recording of information by club and county welfare officers Download


Two links you might also find useful:

4. Cricket specific safeguarding guidance

Here you can find guidance on supervising children at cricket sessions along with directives on certain elements of the game.


Supervising children at cricket sessions Download
Guidelines for junior players in open age cricket Download
Guidelines on girls playing in boys age group leagues and competitions Download


Regulations and Directives

The ECB and PCA have issued further guidance on helmets and head protection which is available here.


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