Welfare

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:

Stonebow Cottage
Ashleworth
Gloucester
GL19 4LB

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 existing coaches who had attended the Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course to now re-qualify through an online course. This is available now, however, Welfare Officers must continue to attend the 3 hour face to face workshop.

2017/2018 Courses

DateCourseVenueTimeCostBooking
6/11/17First AidThe Brightside Ground, Bristol6.30pm - 10pm£35Full
30/11/17First AidCirencester CC6.30pm - 10pm£35http://tinyurl.com/y77domwu
5/2/18First AidGloucester City Winget CC6.30pm - 10pm£35http://tinyurl.com/y77domwu
27/2/18Safe HandsCheltenham CC6.30pm-9.30pm£35http://tinyurl.com/y9jckhj7
5/3/18First AidThe Brightside Ground, Bristol6.30pm-10pm£35http://tinyurl.com/y77domwu
6/3/18SafeguardingThe Brightside Ground, Bristol6.30pm-9.30pm£35http://tinyurl.com/y7kve4qy
14/3/18Safe HandsThe Brightside Ground, Bristol6.30pm-9.30pm£35http://tinyurl.com/y9jckhj7
20/3/18SafeguardingCheltenham CC6.30pm-9.30pm£35http://tinyurl.com/y7kve4qy

 

To book on to one of the courses then please click the URL in the right hand column or if you have any questions or are having problems with booking on please email the GCB administration officer Theresa Ellison.

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

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: safeguarding@ecb.co.uk

If your club require any DBS forms then please contact TMG via 0845 2513000 or by email ECB@tmgcrb.co.uk