Kent Cricket is committed to ensuring that all young people (aged under 18) who play cricket in Kent within affiliated Clubs, Area or County squads have a safe, welcoming and positive experience. We comply fully with the Safe Hands Policy – this is the England Cricket Board’s (ECB) policy to safeguard children within cricket. It promotes good practice, helps raise awareness and ensures people know what to do if they have any concerns about children or about the behaviour of adults in cricket.
Duty of Care
Safe Hands - Cricket's Policy for Safeguarding Children
Our commitment is set out in our Kent Cricket Policy Statement for Safeguarding Children in Cricket.
Information for Club Welfare Officers
We have a page on the website with useful information for CWO's which is managed by our County Welfare Officer, Bridget. Please use this as a point of reference and share it with your club committee.
Click to visit the Information for Club Welfare Officers page.
The following are all common questions about the DBS process and you can find all of the answers by clicking here, or in the sub menu to your right.
Clubmark and Child Welfare
Deputy County WO – Alan McCawley, 07771 621534 – email@example.com
ECB Safeguarding Manager – Richard Desjardins, 01509 228630 Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org
ECB Safeguarding Advisor – Lance Spring, 0207 432 1207 – email@example.com
NSPCC - 24 hour helpline if you are worried about a child – 0808 800 5000
Childline UK – private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen - 0800 1111
Child Protection in Sport Unit – Information and support to help keep children safe in sport – see the website.
Kent Specialist Children’s Services – Central Duty Team, 03000 411 111 (or 03000 41 91 91 if out of hours) – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you think a child is in immediate danger, call the police straightaway on 999 – then let the County Welfare officer, know at the earliest opportunity.