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The Bristol County Ground

Nevil Road, Bristol, BS7 9EJ


Mon - Fri 9.00am - 17.00pm

Sat & Sun CLOSED

Customer Enquiry

(0117) 910 8009

DBS, Safeguarding and First Aid


Coaches, Welfare Officers, Captains & Volunteers must have & renew safeguarding qualifications every 3 years.

Whether you are a qualified coach, soon to be a qualified coach, a Club Welfare Officer, Captain or Club Volunteer, there are a number of pre-requisites you must have in place in order for you to be compliant on safeguarding.

Coaches require an in date DBS, First Aid and Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate.  Club Welfare Officers require an in date DBS, Safe Hands certificate, Safeguarding & Protecting Children’s certificate. If this person is a qualified coach then a Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate will be sufficient.  Finally, all Captains (whether they have U18s playing in their teams or not) and Club Volunteers (who work with children), must have completed a valid and in date DBS check.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks

All new and existing coaches, Club Welfare Officers, Captains and Club Volunteers who work with children, must have completed a valid and in date DBS check. This is valid for three years. Please note that even if you have completed a DBS check through your work or coaching other sports you will require a separate one for cricket.

To begin a new DBS check for cricket please email either Eric Woodmason (Gloucestershire Clubs) or John Peplow (South Glos/Bristol Clubs) giving your name, email address, date of birth, club and role within the club.


Safe Hands Workshops for Club Welfare Officers

  • 6.30pm till 9.30pm – Wednesday 29th April at the Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol, BS7 9EJ –  BOOK HERE


Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshops for Club Welfare Officers

  • 6.30pm till 9.30pm – Thursday 23rd April at the BAWA, 589 Southmead Rd, Bristol, BS34 7RG – BOOK HERE


First Aid for Coaches and Club Volunteers

To be a qualified cricket coach you must attend an ECB approved First Aid course every three years. In Gloucestershire the courses are run by the GCB’s approved First Aid provider, Malcolm Griffiths of Crucial First Aid. If you have an existing First Aid qualification from work or coaching different sports and want to check if this covers you to coach cricket please email Theresa Ellison.

  • Monday, 27th April- Tewkesbury Cricket Club, GL20 5PG – BOOK HERE


Contact Information

For more information, please contact:


Theresa Ellison


Phone – (0117) 910 8009

Eric Woodmason

Clubs & Programmes (North)

Mobile – 07554 452227

John Peplow

Clubs & Programmes (South)

Mobile – 07515 489337

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