Within Gloucestershire we take the welfare of our coaches, players and volunteers extremely seriously.
The county has an appointed welfare officer – Tom Boore – whose job is to liaise with the GCB on all welfare issues and to offer advice to anyone within cricket who needs it.
Should you have an issue that you would like advice on please contact Tom using the details below:
01452 700228 or 07717 193 435 or Tom Boore.
To support Tom with his work each club across the county should have its own club welfare officer who is nominated by the club and has attended the necessary courses provided by the GCB eg Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) and ECB Club Welfare Officer.
In an ideal situation each club should also have a deputy to take the place of the welfare officer should they be a way. These officers’ details should be provided to the league in which the club plays and also the GCB.
GCB Deputy Welfare Officer is:
Jim Donaldson or 01179 600213 or 07771 502 274.
In 2014 the ECB brought in the opportunity for all exising coaches who had attended the Safeguading and Protecting Children Course to now requalify through an online course. This is available now. Welfare Officers however, must continue to attend the 3 hour workshop.
|Tuesday 14th March||Safeguarding and Protecting Children||The Optimum Bar,The Brightside Ground, Bristol||6.30pm-9.30pm||£35|
|Tuesday 21st March||Safe Hands||The Brightside Ground, Bristol||6.30pm - 9.30pm||£35|
|Monday 27th March||Safeguarding and Protecting Children||Gloucester City Winget CC||6.30pm - 9.30pm||£35|
|Tuesday 28th March||Safe Hands||Hatherley & Reddings CC||6.30pm - 9.30pm||£35|
|Wednesday 29th March||Safeguarding and Protecting Children||Cheltenham CC||6.30pm - 9.30pm||£35|
|Sunday 2nd April||Safeguarding and Protecting Children||The Brightside Ground, Bristol||9:30am - 12:30pm||£35|
|Sunday 2nd April||Safeguarding and Protecting Children||The Brightside Ground, Bristol||1:30pm - 4:30pm||£35|
|Tuesday 4th April||Safe Hands||Gloucester City Winget CC||6.30pm - 9.30pm||£35|
|Saturday 8th April||Safe Hands||The Brightside Ground, Bristol||9:30am - 12:30pm||£35|
|Saturday 8th April||Safe Hands||The Brightside Ground, Bristol||1:30pm - 4:30pm||£35|
|Tuesday 11th April||Safeguarding and Protecting Children||Stroud CC||6.30pm - 9.30pm||£35|
|Tuesday 11th April||Safe Hands||Cheltenham CC||6.30pm - 9.30pm||£35|
If you are interested in attending a Safeguarding course please Book Here
To book a Safe Hands course Book Here
or email administration officer Theresa Ellison.
If your club has a serious incident which requires immediate action then the Club Welfare Officer ( C.W.O. ) should contact his, or her, local Police station. The Police will then decide a course of action which may include advice to contact a local Duty Social Worker. The County Welfare Officer and/or his Deputy should be informed.
Guidance for parents is also available through the NSPCC website
If you have any further queries that you believe cannot be dealt with locally then please feel free to make contact with the ECB’s child protection team on 020 7432 1200 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If your club require any DBS forms then please contact TMG via 0845 2513000 or by email ECB@tmgcrb.co.uk
Documents to Support your Club
For the ECB’s Safe Hands child protection policy and other guidance documents visit https://www.ecb.co.uk/safeguarding/policy-and-procedures