Child Protection Policy
Southowram Cricket Club has adopted the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands- Welfare of Young People in Cricket Policy” and is committed to developing and implementing policies and procedures which ensure that everyone knows and accepts their responsibility in relation to a duty of care for Young People. It is committed to ensuring that there are correct and comprehensive reporting procedures, by promoting good practice and sound recruitment procedures for all individuals working within the club. This policy applies directly and indirectly to all individuals working within the club according to their level of contact with Young People in Cricket.
The aim of the Southowram Cricket Club Child Protection Policy is to promote good practice:
- Providing children and young people with appropriate safety and protection whilst in the care of Southowram Cricket Club
- Allow all staff/volunteers to make informed and confident responses to specific child protection issues.
Southowram Cricket Club will undertake to make appropriate provision for children and young people in accordance with the following statements:
The welfare of the child is paramount.
- All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity, have the right to protection from abuse.
- All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
- All staff (paid/unpaid) working in sport have a responsibility to report concerns to the appropriate officer.
A child is defined as a person under the age of 18 (The Children Act 1989).