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 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.
Safe Hands/Safeguarding & Protecting Children Courses
To attend either a Safe Hands or Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course then please Book now
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 (CWO) 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