Club Safeguarding Qualifications

All clubs should have a qualified club safeguarding officer (CSO) as an essential part of their safeguarding structure. Safeguarding officers are vital members of the club and key to making an environment safe, welcoming, and friendly for all to enjoy the game of cricket. If your club does not have an appointed club safeguarding officer, it should appoint one as soon as possible. For further information about the role of the CSO, please contact the County Safeguarding Officer.

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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.

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Training and Information

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.
Online Safeguarding Young Cricketers module

Club safeguarding officers will need to complete the online Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate. To complete this course, please email Brian Hoyle with your full name, preferred email address and club affiliation.

We will then invite you to book onto the online Safeguarding Young Cricketers module. You will then receive an email inviting you to book onto the module. Once you have booked on, you will receive a second email from the ECB with a link and access details to your new ECB e-learning account.

Safe Hands workshop

The Safe Hands workshop is a 3-hour cricket-specific safeguarding course for safeguarding officers.

Club safeguarding officers who require the ECB Safe Hands workshop qualification can find details of available courses and how to book in the table 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.

Safeguarding policies

Our safeguarding policy document complies with the ECB policy statement and fully adopts the ECB Safe Hands Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Children in Cricket.

Upcoming Safe hands workshops