A safe and inclusive environment for all

Somerset Cricket Foundation is committed to providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment in which children, young people and adults from all backgrounds can enjoy and achieve in cricket either as a participant, volunteer or staff member.

Our safeguarding policy aligns us with the ECB policy statement and fully adopts the ECB Safe Hands Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Children in cricket. If you would like to speak to a member of our team, please get in touch.

Report a concern

To report a concern or to contact our County Safeguarding Officers about safeguarding support.


Safeguarding training

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility, so whatever your role in cricket, everyone should understand the importance of keeping children, young people and adults safe.

The ECB have updated their safeguarding training provision so that all volunteers in cricket can now access safeguarding training.

If you are a Club Safeguarding Officer, Coach, Activator, Official, Committee Member, Captain or a parent there is a course available for you.

County Safeguarding Officers

The County has an appointed Safeguarding Officer, Brian Hoyle, and a Deputy Safeguarding Officer, Amanda Counsell, whose job is to liaise with the Somerset Cricket Foundation on all safeguarding issues and to offer advice to anyone within cricket who needs it. Should you have an issue that you would like advice on, please contact Brian or Amanda using the details below.

Brian Hoyle

County Safeguarding Officer

Amanda Counsell

Deputy County Safeguarding Officer

How to report a Concern

If someone is at imminent or immediate risk, you should phone the Police on 999 or contact your local Children / Adults Social Care Team immediately.

Contact your Club Safeguarding officer for local advice and support.

Complete and submit the ECB Low-Level Concern Reporting Form here.

Contact Brian Hoyle County Safeguarding Officer for further advice and support:
brian.hoyle@somersetcricketfoundation.org or 07435 503658

Contact the ECB Safeguarding Team at: Safeguarding@cricketregulator.co.uk

Further information and suggestions on How to Share a Concern

Get in touch

If you’d like to speak to our Safeguarding Team, or to find out more about our upcoming safeguarding and DBS courses, please contact us using the short online form below.