Club Welfare Officers are vital members of the club and key to making an environment safe, welcoming and friendly for children to enjoy the game of cricket.
Why do clubs need a Club Welfare Officer?
Whilst everyone is responsible for safeguarding,
the Club Welfare Officer will make sure the policies and procedures are in place, and that everyone who should be vetted to work with children, is vetted by the ECB.
They are the person that others come to if they have concerns, and having attended specific training, will know what to do in order to assist, or who to ask for further help.
Training for Club Welfare officers
Club Welfare Officers need to attend two sets of initial training:
- The Safeguarding and Protecting Children course run by Sportscoach UK.
- The ‘Safe Hands Workshop’ which is run by the local County Board.
An ECB Vetting check (DBS) is also required and the above three requirements must be updated every three years.
this page was last reviewed and updated 30 March 2019