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The Bristol County Ground

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The GCB are supporting clubs to ensure they meet the appropriate safeguarding and welfare standards, one of the most important responsibilities for a cricket club, ahead of the 2020 season.

Every club must have at least one dedicated and fully qualified Club Welfare Officer (CWO), a requirement for any cricket club affiliated to the Gloucestershire and England and Wales Cricket Boards.  Senior Gloucestershire Cricket Leagues have also made this a prerequisite for any club playing league cricket from the 2020 season.  Any club who does not meet the necessary criteria, will not be able to play league cricket next summer.

Club Welfare Officer Qualifications

To make sure clubs are ready for the 2020, the GCB have been in touch with every club across the County.  It is essential that every CWO has the following qualifications before the start of next season:

    • This must processed through the ECB, we cannot accept any other form of DBS.  To initiate this process, please contact:


  • Safe Hands Workshop for Club Welfare Officers
    • This workshop has to be attended every 3 years, whether you have attended a course before or not. This cannot be completed online.
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children’s Workshop
    • This workshop has to be attended if you haven’t attended this workshop before. If you are a CWO that has previously attended this workshop, you are able to do the online safeguarding instead. To register for the online workshop, please contact:


    • For Coaches: if your CWO is also a qualified coach, the ‘Safeguarding Young Cricketers’ workshop that coaches have to attend is sufficient.  Again, coaches are requires to renewed this every 3 years.  This can be completed online.

2020 Courses

The following courses are running in Gloucestershire this winter.  Follow the links to book your place.

Safe Hands Workshop for Club Welfare Officers

Tuesday 21st April18:30-21:30Kings Stanley CC
Marling Close, Broad St, King’s Stanley, GL10 3JB
Book now

Safeguarding & Protecting Children’s Workshop (SPC)

Important note – New CWO’S must attend this workshop before the Safe Hands workshop. Club Welfare Officers are require to have seen the SPC content before attending the Safe Hands Course.

Wednesday 22nd April18:30-21:30Stroud CC
Ryeford Industrial Estate, Stroud, GL10 2LA
Book now

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