Safeguarding Policy

By Hartlepool Cricket Club - July 10 2007

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HARTLEPOOL CRICKET CLUB

Safeguarding and protecting young people

Hartlepool Cricket Club is committed to applying best practice in the area of child protection and awareness in line with ECB recommendations for dealing with such issues.

 The Club will continue to maintain a proactive role in ensuring that all coaches, officials and volunteers are suitably qualified individuals to work alongside children and young persons.

 The safety and well being of young people involved in cricket will always be given a high priority at the Club.

The nominated Welfare Officer for Hartlepool Cricket Club holds a professional qualification for Child Welfare and has attended the course “SAFE HANDS - Welfare of Young People in Cricket run by the Durham Cricket Board:

 CLUB WELFARE OFFICER             Peter Rhoden                   

Other officials and volunteers within the Club have also undergone training with Durham Cricket Board in accordance with ECB guidance for CHILD PROTECTION IN CRICKET

Any issue of child protection brought to the attention of the club will be dealt with in accordance with guidelines laid down by the Durham Cricket Board and ECB.

 All ECB qualified coaches are required to attend the following course:

Safeguarding and Protecting Children (Formerly Good Practice and Child Protection) run by Sports UK

Club Rule (20)  Hartlepool Cricket Club adopts the following policies of the England and Wales Cricket Board:

a.       Safe Hands – Welfare of Young People in Cricket

b.      Equality Policy

Agreed at AGM March 2005 

Reviewed by Alan Smith, Junior Chairman July 2014