Lancashire County Cricket – Recreational cricket Safeguarding page
Welcome to the Recreational Cricket Safeguarding Page covering Lancashire County.
In recreational cricket we have a supportive safeguarding structure that flows from the ECB Safeguarding Team, through to the County Safeguarding Officers, League and Club Safeguarding Officers, all striving to make the game as safe and inclusive as possible whilst supporting healthy competition, personal development and enjoyment. Ultimately helping to ensure the game is improving and fit for purpose for future generations.
Each League and Club providing inclusive cricket for children, young people and adults at risk have a dedicated Safeguarding Officer. The role of them is to ensure that safe, fun, engaging environments and provisions are in place for the participants to be their very best and develop at a pace that is comfortable with them.
This covers but is not limited to, ensuring appropriate recruitment and background checks are in place for all relevant Club officials and volunteers, training is complete and up to date, policy and codes of conduct exist are shared and regularly reviewed, parents and players know who they are and that concerns and reports can be raised and managed properly. Further information about this role can be found HERE
Here at Lancashire County we support safeguarding through our network of club development officers and safeguarding team, who are knowledgeable and approachable to help and support anything to do with safeguarding, wellbeing and development.
It is important that you are aware that you are not on your own and that there are several people here to support you. If at any time you have a concern or wish to talk to someone, please contact your County Safeguarding Officer or the ECB Safeguarding Team directly.
County Safeguarding Officer Details
Deputy County Safeguarding Officer Details
Name: BILL SLINGER
Contact Number: 01706 223049
The role of the County Safeguarding Officer is to provide advice and assistance on safeguarding children for clubs, leagues, and other affiliated organisations within the county.
If you would prefer, the ECB safeguarding team can be contacted directly by calling 020 7432 1200 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Raising a concern
You can raise a concern with your club or you can directly HERE
As detailed above the ECB safeguarding pages are a great resource and can help develop many areas of safeguarding across your League or Club, here are some commonly used articles
Template: Safeguarding children policy
Template: Roles and responsibilities matrix
Template: Welcome letter for parent/carer
Template: Welcome letter for young person
Position of Trust Update 2022 View HERE
DBS Checks and Vetting – https://www.ecb.co.uk/safeguarding/dbs-checks-ecb-vetting
Additional Safe Hands Resources – https://www.ecb.co.uk/safeguarding/safeguarding-resources
Access to Safeguarding Induction and Safeguarding Specialist Roles:
New! 2023 ECB introduction to Safeguarding
We are pleased to also launch the ‘Introduction to Safeguarding’, the ECB’s new online safeguarding course for all individuals in the game.
This free course is available for everyone involved in cricket. With this in mind, we invite you, and everybody at your club or organisation, to complete our online Introduction to Safeguarding. The training provides basic knowledge and advice in creating a safe cricket environment for everyone, recognising signs of abuse, what to do if you have any concerns or if you are approached by anyone with concerns that they may have. This training should take around 30 minutes to complete and is accessible on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
Please note those who have already undertaken safeguarding training in their roles such as Coaches and Safeguarding Officers are not required to complete this course, although individuals may do so if they wish.
Regular workshops are hosted by our county safeguarding team, in 2023 the content has been updated to further support and empower league and club safeguarding officers and networks. Available workshops can be found HERE
December 2022 view here