Safeguarding Policy Statement


The Board operates under all the relevant regulations and controls of the England and Wales Cricket Board (“the ECB”) as articulated in their Safe Hands policies and publicised on their Safe Hands website.

The Suffolk Cricket Board (“the Board”) is committed to ensuring that all children (i.e., all persons under the age of 18) participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience.


  • Recognising that all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, or disability) have a right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment
  • Ensuring that individuals working for the Board provide a safe, positive and fun cricketing experience for children
  • Adopting and implementing the ECB “Safe Hands –Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any future versions of this
  • Appointing a County Safeguarding Officer and a Deputy County Safeguarding Officer, both overseen by a Board lead, ensuring that they attend all current and future training modules required by the ECB, so that they have the skills needed to undertake their roles effectively
  • Ensuring all people who work for the Board (such as staff, coaches, team managers, volunteers and officials) understand that the “Safe Hands Policy” applies to them according to their level of contact with children in cricket
  • Ensuring that all those working for the Board are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines and relevant legislation
  • Ensuring that all those working for the Board are provided with support, through education and training, so that they can adhere to good practice and code of conduct guidelines defined by the ECB and the Board
  • Ensuring that the name and contact details of the County Safeguarding Officer and Deputy County Safeguarding Officer are available
  • As the first point of contact for the Board’s staff and volunteers and for children involved in the Board’s activities and their parents
  • As a source of procedural advice for the Board, it’s Directors & Members

ECB SH Policy Statement 2023

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