ECB Clubmark

ECB Clubmark is an accreditation scheme for cricket clubs which 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.

In 2021 ECB introduced the Safe Hands Management System(SHMS) which helps clubs with understanding and meeting their safeguarding responsibilities. This system is a key part of obtaining ECB Clubmark accreditation, but in addition we also review a clubs development plans for the future, together with key governance documents as required under the UK Sport’s Code for Sports Governance. For further information please click here.

To decrease the administrative burden on CCBs and clubs in 2023 the ECB are not going to reintroduce the “Annual Health Check” component for clubs that gained Clubmark accreditation in 2022.

However, we still encourage clubs to stay on top of their admin so that any future requirements might be met more easily. The Clubmark portal will reopen for clubs to add or amend any documentation at their convenience from 2nd January 2024

Access the Clubmark Portal via this link:  liveapps.ecb.co.uk/clubportal

Clubmark Requirements for new Clubs in 2024

  • SHMS – more information about SHMS can be found here
  • Club Development Plan
  • Open non-discriminatory constitution (which includes Safe Hands, ECB Anti-Discrimination and Code of Conduct adoption)
  • Sign and adopted ECB Safeguarding Policy Statement
  • Copy of the AGM/EGM minutes from when the current constitution was adopted
  • Club safeguarding policy statement
  • Insurance schedule and/or central ECB scheme confirmation
  • Copy bank statement
  • Annual Accounts
  • Committee structure chart
  • Copies of at least 4 committee meeting minutes (dated within the last 12 months)
  • Latest AGM minutes (dated within the last 12 months)

CLUBMARK REQUIREMENTS FOR Exisiting CLUBS IN 2024

For the 2024 season, the following requirements will need to be met by currently accredited clubs to demonstrate they are still meeting the key requirements associated with Clubmark:

  1. Safeguarding Policy Statement for Clubs
  2. Confirmation of your current insurance (with evidence it meets the £10 million employee and £5 million public liability coverage) – UNLESS you have the ECB/Howden central insurance cover, in which case no action will be needed in relation to insurance.
  3. Minutes from your latest/current AGM
  4. Safe Hands Management System should be a fair and accurate reflection of your club’s volunteer base. Whilst we would ideally like to see clubs showing as fully compliant, the ‘live’ nature of the system can make the ongoing checking of a club status resource intensive. As such, we would expect to see when checking a club that:

 

i. a suitable number of volunteer officials are identified for the level of activity within your club

 

ii. a suitably qualified Club Safeguarding Officer with a valid DBS is identified

 

iii. officials have a valid DBS or this is in the process of this being issued

ClubMark Accreditation Deadline in 2024

The closing date for existing clubs will be 28th April 2024.

The closing date for new applications from clubs will be 30th June 2024.

Currently we have 42 Clubmark Accredited Clubs in Somerset.

Bath CC
Ilton CC
South Petherton CC
Backwell Flax Bourton CC
Keynsham CC
Staplegrove CC
Bedminster CC
Knowle CC
Taunton CC
Bridgwater CC
Lansdown CC
Taunton Deane CC
Butleigh CC
Lodway CC
Taunton St Andrews CC
Chard CC
Midsomer Norton CC
Timsbury CC
Claverham (Yatton) CC
Minehead CC
Uphill Castle CC
Clevedon CC
Nailsea CC
Wellington CC
Congresbury CC
North Newton CC
Wells CC
Frome CC
North Perrott CC
Wembdon CC
Hampset CC
North Petherton CC
Weston-super-Mare CC
Hinton Charterhouse CC
Old Bristolians Westbury CC
Whitchurch CC
Huntspill & District CC
Portishead CC
Winscombe CC
Ilminster CC
Shapwick & Polden CC
Yeovil CC

Contacts

If you would like any further information regarding the  ECB Clubmark accreditation process, please contact Matthew Counsell matthew.counsell@somersetcricketfoundation.org