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
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 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 ChildrenThe Optimum Bar,The Brightside Ground, Bristol6.30pm-9.30pm£35
Tuesday 21st March Safe HandsThe Brightside Ground, Bristol6.30pm - 9.30pm£35
Monday 27th MarchSafeguarding and Protecting ChildrenGloucester City Winget CC6.30pm - 9.30pm£35
Tuesday 28th MarchSafe HandsHatherley & Reddings CC6.30pm - 9.30pm£35
Wednesday 29th MarchSafeguarding and Protecting ChildrenCheltenham CC6.30pm - 9.30pm£35
Sunday 2nd AprilSafeguarding and Protecting ChildrenThe Brightside Ground, Bristol9:30am - 12:30pm£35
Sunday 2nd AprilSafeguarding and Protecting ChildrenThe Brightside Ground, Bristol1:30pm - 4:30pm£35
Tuesday 4th April Safe HandsGloucester City Winget CC6.30pm - 9.30pm£35
Saturday 8th AprilSafe HandsThe Brightside Ground, Bristol9:30am - 12:30pm£35
Saturday 8th AprilSafe HandsThe Brightside Ground, Bristol1:30pm - 4:30pm£35
Tuesday 11th April Safeguarding and Protecting ChildrenStroud CC6.30pm - 9.30pm£35
Tuesday 11th AprilSafe HandsCheltenham CC6.30pm - 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: 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

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