Boxmoor Cricket Club - E-Safety Policy

Boxmoor Cricket Club - Safeguarding Policy Statement 

Boxmoor Cricket Club (The Club) is committed to ensuring all Children (i.e all persons under the age of 18 ) participating in cricket have a 

We will do this by: 

  • Recognising all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment 

  • Ensuring individuals working within cricket at, or for, our club provide a welcoming, safe, and fun experience for children 

  • Adopting and implementing the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any future versions of this 

  • Appointing a Club Safeguarding Officer and ensuring they attend all current and future training modules required by the ECB, 

  • Ensuring all people who work in cricket at, or for, our club (such as staff, officials, volunteers, team managers, coaches and so on) have a responsibility for safeguarding children, and understand how the “Safe Hands Policy” applies to them 

  • Ensuring all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines and relevant legislation 

  • Ensuring all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are provided with support, through education and training, so they are aware of, and can adhere to, good practice and Code of Conduct guidelines defined by the ECB, and the club 

  • Ensuring the name and contact details of the Club Safeguarding Officer is available: 

    - As the first point of contact for parents, children and volunteers/staff within the club safe and positive experience. 

        - As a local source of procedural advice for the club, its committee and members 

        - As the main point of contact within the club for the ECB County Safeguarding Officer and the ECB Safeguarding Team, and 

        - As the main point of contact within the club for relevant external agencies in connection with child safeguarding 

  • Ensuring correct and comprehensive reporting procedures exist for raising and managing child safeguarding concerns. 

  • Providing an environment where the views of children, parents and volunteers are sought and welcomed on a range of issues. This will help us create an environment where people have the opportunity to voice any concerns (about possible suspected child abuse/neglect, and/or about poor practice) to the Club Safeguarding Officer * 

  • Details of the County Safeguarding Officer will be made available, in case the Club Safeguarding Officer is unavailable, or the concern relates to the Club Safeguarding Officer. 

  • Ensuring all suspicions concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately 

  • Ensuring access to confidential information relating to child safeguarding matters is restricted to those who need to know in order to safeguard children – including the Club Safeguarding Officer and the appropriate external authorities, such as the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), as specified within ECB Child Safeguarding procedures

Safeguarding Information
Boxmoor Cricket Club has a Safeguarding Officer, Suzy Chalk.

Boxmoor Cricket Club is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all cricketers, young and slightly older and, as such our Club Safeguarding Officer's role within the club is to promote the importance of safeguarding all children and young adults (aged under 18 years) involved with our sport by following the ECB's Safe Hands Policy for Safeguarding Children, and to ensure that all Club members, captains, vice-captains, coaches, players, parents and volunteers are fully aware of the duty of care that we ALL have to these young members
 
The ECB has produced Safe Hands - Cricket Policy for Safeguarding Children as part of its commitment to ensuring that the game provides a safe, friendly and enjoyable experience for children.

The policy provides the sport with the tools to ensure that the whole game takes up the challenge of continuously improving the participation conditions for children. Safe Hands greatly enhances the value of existing activities and practices throughout ECB's extensive club and schools network and ensures that the many thousands of coaches and volunteers to the game are supported

The policy is backed up by a comprehensive training and education programme, a structured implementation plan and a sensitive process to respond to concerns.

A copy of the Safe Hands Policy can be found in the Club House thorough out the playing season.

The Club Safeguarding Officer will act as first point of contact for any person who has a concern about child safeguarding and protection - please feel free to contact Suzy on 07872 634716. 

If Suzy is unavailable please use our alternative contact our County Safeguarding Officer
Richard Burling
Mobile: 
07885 288296  
Email: welfare@hertscricket.org or rjb_cricket@hotmail.com