Tadworth Cricket Club – Safeguarding Policy Statement
Tadworth Cricket Club is committed to ensuring all Children (i.e. all persons under the age of 18) participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience.
We will do this by:
- Recognising all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment.
- Ensuring all individuals working within cricket at, or for, our club provide a welcoming safe and fun experience for children. All individuals have the responsibility of for safeguarding children and understand how the Safe Hands Policy applies to them. All those that work and volunteer for our club are recruited and appointed in accordance with England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) guidelines and relevant legislation.
- Adopting and implementing the ECB “Safe Hands-Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any future versions of this.
- Appointing a Club Safeguarding Officer and ensuring they attend all current and future training modules required by the ECB.
Our club Safeguarding Officer details are below:
Name: Rachael Carvill
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: 07736 545 844
The Safeguarding Officer is the first point of contact for parents, children and volunteer/staff within the club, as a local source of procedural advice for the club, its committee and members, as the main point of contact within the club for the ECB County Safeguarding Officer and the ECB Safeguarding Team and as the main point of contact within the club for relevant external agencies in connection with child safeguarding. Ensuring correct and comprehensive reporting procedures exist for raising and managing child safeguarding concerns.
- Providing an environment where the views of the 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 abuse/neglect and/or about poor practice) to the Club Safeguarding Officer.
- Ensuring all suspicions, concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately.
- Ensuring 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 Safeguarding Officer and the appropriate external authorities, such as the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), as specified within the ECB child safeguarding procedures.
Date completed: 28 March 2022
Completed by: Rachael Carvill
To be reviewed: March 2023
this page was last reviewed and updated 18 May 2022