Safeguarding

Safeguarding Policy Statement

Middlesex Cricket (“Middlesex”) acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to its care, and is committed to ensuring that all children and young people participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience. A child or young person is anyone under the age of 18 engaged in any club cricket activity. We subscribe to the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands - Crickets Policy for Safeguarding Children” (and will continue to subscribe to any future versions of the policy) which includes a commitment to all of the following policies:

  • Safeguarding Policy
  • Recruitment Policy
  • Anti Bullying Policy
  • Missing Child Policy
  • Whistle Blowing Policy
  • Changing & Showering Policy
  • Photography & Video Camera Policy
  • Travel, Trips, Managing Children away from Home Policy
  • Supervising Children at Cricket sessions Policy
  • Responding, Recording & Reporting Policy
  • Proceadures & Policy for working with External Partners Policy

Welfare Officers

Cricket Clubs with Junior Sections and Affiliated Clubs should have a Welfare Officer at the Club

Depending on what qualifications you hold there are two possible routes:

  • Safeguarding and Protection of Children (SPC) Course Certificate or Safeguarding Young Cricketers (SYC). SYC Courses are renewed on line, please contact Hannah Baxter for a login on 0208 346 8020 or Hannah.baxter@Middlesexccc.com
  • SafeHands Workshop Course Certificate
  • A Cricket Specific DBS Clearance
  • Safeguarding and Protection Children (SPC) Course Certificate – Please see Middlesex Cricket website or Pro Active London for available courses You must send a copy of your certificate when booking onto the SHW course or evidence that you have attended as certificates take six weeks to arrive.
  • Safe Hands Workshop Course Certificate – Please see below for available courses.
  • A Cricket Specific DBS Clearance

All these qualifications have a 3 year validity period.

DBS Checks

DBS is short for the Disclosure & Barring Service which provides a vetting check on those working in a paid or voluntary role with children and vulnerable adults; it replaces the previously required CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checks. If you have an unexpired CRB certificate, you do not need to replace it with a DBS check until your CRB has expired.

Anyone over the age of 16 holding any of the following positions in a club, league or other cricket organisation must have a valid and unexpired DBS certificate:

  • Welfare Officer (all Club, League, or County posts)
  • Coach (whether volunteer or paid, assisting or leading)
  • Umpire
  • Scorer
  • Managers of colts or junior sections
  • Age group managers
  • Open age team captains
  • Junior supervisors
  • First aiders, physiotherapists & medical support

Roles which are NOT eligible for Vetting Checks.

Please contact Hannah Baxter on 0208 346 8020 or hannah.baxter@middlesexccc.com

Club Welfare Officers and Middlesex Cricket Staff can verify the DBS forms, please see attached for a list of current verifiers.

If your club welfare officer would like to be a verifier please contact Sharon Eyers on 07557 956354 or Sharon.eyers@Middlesexccc.com

The cost of obtaining will be met by the ECB for all volunteers involved with cricket.

If convictions are revealed through a Vetting Check only the ECB Child Protection Team will be aware of these unless there is an over-riding need to share information with the County Welfare Officer or other external agencies in order to protect children. Where information is shared, this is done in accordance with the requirements of ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children, 2013’. All information is kept confidential and managed within a secure environment, in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act and the DBS Code of Practice.

ID CHECK:

You will need to ensure the following is completed on the form:

  • Completed using BLACK INK
  • Complete section A-E in CAPITAL letters. Please write neatly, keeping letters inside each box
  • Put a line through any mistakes and write the correction to the right - do not use correction fluid
  • Ensure National insurance number, Driving Licence & Passport number are on the form – if applicable

You MUST bring with you 3 of the following documents:

  • Driving licence
  • Marriage certificate
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Adoption Certificate (UK and Channel Islands)

Below documents must be dated within the last 3 months:

  • Bank or Building Society Statement (UK or EEA)
  • Utility Bill (UK), electricity, gas, water, telephone (mobile phone bill not acceptable)
  • Credit card Statement (UK or EEA)
  • Benefit statement e.g. Child Allowance

Less than 12 months old:

  • Mortgage Statement (UK or EEA)
  • P45/60 Statement (UK and Channel Islands)
  • Financial Statement (UK) e.g. pension, endowment, ISA (UK)
  • Council Tax Statement (UK and Channel Islands)
  • Work Permit/Visa (UK) e.g. UK Residence Permit

Please note documents printed from the internet are not acceptable.

FULL DETAILS ARE INCLUDED IN EVERY DBS APPLICATION PACK. It is recommended you read the instructions before completing the form and producing your ID documents to the Evidence Checker and details of Evidence Checking events will be published by the Cricket Board from time-to-time.

For other roles, the ECB has created a tool to assist clubs in determining which level of Check – if any – is required (See 'How to determine which roles in Cricket are Regulated Activity’ on the ECB website or available from your Club Welfare Officer) or contact safeguarding@ecb.co.uk

Once you receive your DBS certificate in the post this does not complete the process. You will need to post the original certificate back to TMG so that they can sign the check off on ECB's database. Assuming there are no concerns with the information on the DBS Certificate this will complete the process and SCB will subsequently be able to verify that your check is completed.

*A - Flowchart explaining the process attachment*

*B - Recruitment Policy 18 01 2010*

*C - Anti-bullying Policy*

*D - Missing Child Policy*

*E - Whistle Blowing Policy*

*F - Changing and Showering Policy*

*G - Photography and Video Camera Policy*

*H - Travel Trips Tournaments and Managing Children Away from Home Policy*

*I - Supervising Children at Cricket Sessions Policy*

*J - Procedures and Policy for Working with External Partners*

*N - Responding Recording and Reporting Concerns Policy 18 01 2010*

*Incident and/or Accident Report Form

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