Safeguarding / First Aid / DBS
All new and existing coaches must have attended Safeguarding & Protecting Children and First Aid courses and have completed a DBS check. These must be updated every 3 years.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
2019/20 courses will be announced very soon.
All new and existing coaches must have attended a relevant Safeguarding workshop in order to gain/maintain their status as an ECB qualified coach. The ECB’s Safeguarding Young Cricketers workshop can be done online and is free of charge. To register for the course please email email@example.com
If you would prefer to take the Safeguarding and Protecting Children course in person, the GCB will be arranging courses in late 2019, early 2020. As soon as courses are confirmed they will be announced.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
All new and existing coaches 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.
In addition to the First Aid and Safeguarding Courses run directly by the GCB you can also achieve the required First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications by attending workshops run by our partners Active Gloucestershire and Wesport.
For details of upcoming Active Gloucestershire courses CLICK HERE
For details of upcoming Wesport courses CLICK HERE