Safeguarding / First Aid / DBS

To accompany and support the courses in this years Coach Education programme, several dates have been organised for both Safeguarding & Protecting Children and First Aid. These courses are available for both new coaches and existing coaches who need to renew following their qualification expiring after the 3 year period.

Safeguarding Young Cricketers (SYC)

In order to complete the Certificate course the candidate must complete a safeguarding element. As was the case in the past 2 years this element can now be taken online. This is the case for both new coaches signing up to do an ECB coaching course and for those who are looking to renew.

The new ECB Safeguarding course – Safeguarding Young Cricketers (SYC) – is a free online course. When you apply for a course and are registered by Theresa, you will shortly afterwards receive an automated email from the ECB with your username and password which will give you access to your unique e-learning site. It is here that you will need to complete the safeguarding element, as well as parts of the course.

We are aware that some people may not be comfortable with taking a course on line, or not have access to a computer and for that reason we are still offering the classroom course, Safeguarding & Protecting Children, the dates of which will shortly be advertised. If you would like to attend a 3 hour course rather than complete it online then please contact Theresa Ellison.

Safe Hands

Safe Hand is the safeguarding course required by all Club Welfare Officers.

To book a Safeguarding or Safe Hands Course see the table below:


First Aid

As with Safeguarding, in order to complete the Certificate course the candidate must complete a First Aid course. In Gloucestershire the courses are being run by the GCB’s approved First Aid provider, Malcolm Griffiths of Crucial First Aid, and are fully certificated and will last for three years.

A course must be attended which provides you with a minimum of 3 years cover. Listed below are the courses for the winter of 2016/2017. If needs must then more courses will become available later in 2017.

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

If you are unable to attend any of the courses listed above then see below two key contacts that can also support you.


Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) / Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Checks

All coaches require a valid and in date CRB/DBS check. If you require one or your club requires a number of them for coaches then please contact TMG via:
or by email ECB@tmgcrb.co.uk