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Hornsey Cricket Club - Safeguarding Policy

Hornsey Cricket Club (The Club) is committed to ensuring that all Children (persons under the age of 18) participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience.

 

 

We will do this by:

 

  • Recognising that all Children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have a right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment.

  • Ensuring that individuals working within cricket at or for our club provide a safe, positive and fun cricketing experience for children.

  • Adopting and implementing the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any future versions of the policy.

  • Appointing a Club Welfare Officer and ensuring that they attend all current and future training modules required by the ECB & NSPCC.

  • Ensuring that all people who work in cricket at or for our club, (such as Staff, Officials, Volunteers, Team Managers, Coaches etc.) understand that the Safe Hands Policy applies to them according to their level of contact with children in Cricket.

  • Ensuring that all individuals working within cricket at or for the club are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines and relevant legislation

Ensuring that all individuals working within cricket at or for the club are provided with support through education and training so that they are aware of, and can adhere to good practice and Code of Conduct guidelines defined by both the ECB, and by the club.

 

  • Ensuring that the name and contact details for the Club Welfare Officer is available:

  • as the first point of contact for parents, children and volunteers/staff within the club

  • as a local source of procedural advice for the club, its committee and its members

  • as the main point of contact within the club for the ECB County Welfare Officer and the ECB Safeguarding Team, and

  • as the main point of contact within the club for relevant external agencies in connection with safeguarding

  • Ensuring that correct and comprehensive reporting procedures exist for raising and managing safeguarding and child protection concerns.

  • Providing an environment where the views of children, parents and volunteers are sought and welcomed on a range of issues. This will help us create an environment where people have the opportunity to voice any concerns (about possible suspected child abuse/neglect, and/or about poor practice) to the Club Welfare Officer*

 

* details of the County Welfare Officer will be made available in case the Club Welfare Officer is unavailable or the concern relates to The Club Welfare Officer.

 

  • Ensuring all suspicions, concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately

  • Providing everyone connected with the club (including parents, children and volunteers) with the opportunity to voice any concerns which they have (about possible suspected child abuse, and/or about poor practice) to the Club Welfare Officer.

  • Ensuring that access to confidential information relating to child safeguarding matters is restricted to those who need to know in order to safeguard children- including the Club Welfare Officer and the appropriate external authorities such as the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) as specified by the ECB child safeguarding procedures.

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed and updated May 2018