Child Protection Policy


Eccleshall Cricket Club

This club is committed to ensuring that all children/young people who play cricket have a safe and positive experience. We are committed to ensuring that there are correct and comprehensive reporting procedures, by promoting good practice and sound recruitment procedures for all individuals working within cricket

• All children/young people within cricket, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability, have the right to be protected
• All children/young people participating in sport and in particular cricket, have the right to do so in a safe environment
• Adults working within cricket will provide a safe, positive and fun cricketing experience for children/young people
• Adults – Volunteers, Coaches, Umpires and Scorers will understand and be supported in their role and responsibility with regard to the duty of care for children/young people
• Individuals will receive support through Education and Training, to be aware of and understand best practice and how to manage any welfare issues which may come to light
• All suspicions and allegations will be taken seriously, managed and dealt with swiftly and appropriately
• The ECB recognises the responsibility of the statutory agencies and is committed to complying with the Local Area Child Protection Services
• It is the responsibility of the child protection experts to determine whether or not abuse has taken place, but it is the responsibility of all those working within cricket to report any concerns
• The Welfare Officers for the club are Steve Lightfoot and Lynda Gibson