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.

Contact our team

Training for SafeguardING Officers

In addition to holding an ECB DBS check, club safeguarding officers need to attend two sets of initial training:

  • Safeguarding Young Cricketers course (online); and
  • Safe Hands workshop, which is run locally by the Somerset Cricket Foundation.

Access our training and course information below


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

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.