Safeguarding Qualifications

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.

 
Children's Coaching Courses

Upcoming courses

Please see our online calendar for more details of the next safeguarding and DBS courses available in Somerset. More course dates will be added as soon as they become available.

Safeguarding training for volunteers

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, Officials, Committee Member, Captain or a parent there is a course available for you.

Club Safeguarding Officers are required to hold the following specific safeguarding qualifications:

  • Online Safeguarding for Specialist Roles – Safeguarding for Committee Members and Club Safeguarding Officers
  • ECB Safe Hands Workshop
  • ECB DBS check

Full details and booking information can be found below.

ECB DBS check

If you need an ECB DBS, please ask your club safeguarding officer (CSO) to initiate the online application for you. Alternatively, please contact our Deputy County Safeguarding Officer Amanda Counsell in order to initiate an application. To initiate your application, your verifier will require your title, full name (as it appears on ID documents), date of birth, preferred email address, club affiliation and your club role.

Full details of all the regulated roles in cricket requiring a DBS check can be found here. Once your application has been initiated, the system will issue you with an email that will contain a link for you to complete and submit your application. Further information on how to complete your ECB DBS application can be found here.

All appointed club safeguarding officers can apply to become ECB DBS verifiers for their club or area. For further information on how to apply, please email Brian Hoyle.

Upcoming Safe hands workshops

Date
Venue
Time
Booking Link

29th February 2024

Shapwick & Polden CC
6.00pm-9.00pm
Course complete
5th March 2024
Bath CC
6.00pm-9.00pm
Course complete
27th March 2024
Taunton Deane CC
6.15pm-9.15pm
18th April 2024
Huntspill & District CC
6.00pm-9.00pm