Organisation & Policies

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Clubmark

Lymington Cricket club is an accredited club under ECB Clubmark.  This was driven by Peter Tapper and was renewed successfully in 2018 for a further 3 years.

It is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs and is licensed from Sport England as part of their wider Clubmark scheme.

ECB Clubmark shows that a club is sustainable, well run and provides the right environment for its members. Clubmark accreditation also means your club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages, as well as assuring parents and carers that they are choosing the right option for their young people.

A survey of clubs who accredited in 2018 showed that 98% of clubs believe the scheme is important to them as a club and will continue with accreditation in the future and 60% of clubs agreed that going through the accreditation process had improved them as a club.

To obtain accreditation, clubs are asked to provide evidence that they meet a series of criteria. This is done by loading evidence onto an online portal and by demonstrating good practice at a site visit conducted by an allocated Club Support Officer. A copy of the criteria can be found here.

Accreditation lasts for 3 years at which point the club will complete a re-accreditation exercise. In the intervening 2 years there is a requirement to complete an annual health check to maintain accreditation. We will update you on this through the AGM after the Health-check.

Child Welfare Officer

ECB Guidance

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 is also required

Every three years, the three requirements above must be updated.

County Boards also run ‘Safe Hands Refresher’ courses. To enquire about upcoming Safe Hands Workshops please contact your local County Board.

A list of the County Boards can be found here.

County Welfare Officers

County Welfare Officers are appointed by each County Cricket Board in order to provide advice and assistance on Safeguarding Children for clubs, leagues and other affiliated organisations within each county.

All Club Welfare Officers are provided with the County Welfare Officer’s contact details as part of the Safe Hands training programme within each County.

If club members need to contact the County Welfare Officer directly for any reason, then contact should be made via a County Board.

If you have any safeguarding queries or require further information, please contact:

Tel: 0207 432 1200

Our Club Policies

We adopt all ECB policies as standard across the Club and only augment these in the context of Clubmark.

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Safehands

Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children is called ‘Safe Hands’.

 

 

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