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.
Child Welfare Officer Update 2020
As you will all know, we still are not sure what kind of cricket there will be in 2020. One thing that we cannot compromise on though is the safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults in our game.
We have missed contact time for latter part of March and the whole of April & May, this has had a significant impact on the number of CWO’s we have been able to get fully compliant. To confirm the requirements of a club CWO for a normal year:
- ECB DBS. This has to be ECB and we cannot accept any other DBS
- Safe Hands Workshop for Club Welfare Officers
- Safeguarding & Protecting Children’s Workshop
As we find ourselves in a unique situation, the ECB have altered the pre-requisites required of fulfilling the role of a club CWO. For 2020, CWO’s will need the below:
- ECB DBS
- Online Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate (SYC).
- If you either haven’t attended or your Safehands certificate has lapsed you will have to view an ECB Safehands Webinar. More information will follow regarding this! This will only be valid for 12 months
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
Club CWO’s that are red or yellow will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org . Chris will then trigger your DBS process, you need to send him your:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Preferred email address
- Cricket Club name and your role at the club
You will then receive an email from the DBS system, asking you to complete an application form online. Once you have done this, you need to email Chris a copy of the 3 identification documents. Following this, you will need to agree a time with Chris to hold a ‘Microsoft Teams meeting’ where Chris will be able to verify your application. This is a new process the ECB have brought in during this isolation period.
Safeguarding Young Cricketers
You will need to complete the online Safeguarding Young Cricketers Certificate. To complete this course please click here to register yourself:-http://booking.ecb.co.uk/d/m6qg0y.
Afterwards you will need to logon to https://elearning.ecb.co.uk in order to complete it, this isn’t usually instant. You may have to wait after registering before it appears in your ELearning. If you haven’t got a password then click on forgotten password.
If you have done this course with another organisation and it is still in date, please email the certificate to Chris and we will mark you down as compliant.
You will need to do the ECB online Webinar when it becomes available, this will be early June. We will be providing the ECB with a list of names and will do that when requested. You will be contacted in the near future about this. There will be two different Webinars, you will only need to do one of them:
- One for CWO’s who have already attended a course but it has now expired
- One for new CWO’s
Please remember, clubs that don’t have a fully qualified CWO will be ineligible to play in any league cricket as this is a pre-requisite.
For more information, please contact:
Cricket Operations Manager
Phone – 07557 924941