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DBS, Child Protection & First Aid

Disclosure and Barring Service

Holding a valid ECB DBS Disclosure is compulsory for qualified coaches and your club should not allow you to coach without one.  Without a valid DBS disclosure you cannot be a member of the ECB Coaches Association.

The ECB will no longer allow "porting in" of DBS disclosures so please ensure you have an ECB DBS and not one issued by another organisation.  All applications are now completed on line.

For full details on the DBS procedure please view the information on our Safeguarding Pages.

All Clubs are being encouraged to nominate someone to carry out DBS disclosures.  Ask your Club Welfare Officer to e-mail you log in details to start the process.  You will need to give them your full name (as it appears on your birth certificate/driving licence/passport); your date of birth and your e-mail address.

Safeguarding Young Cricketers

This is the official ECB Child Protection course for Cricket Coaches. All coaches and Coach Support Workers must complete this prior to being certificated and should then renew it every 3 years. SYC is completed online and is free of charge.

In order to be eligible for this course you must:

  • have previously been awarded an ECB Coach Education Certificate (where an SPC or SYC certificate was a requirement)
  • or be working towards a current ECB Coach Education Certificate (i.e. CSW, L2 Child, L2 YPA course or L3 coaching qualification)
  • or if you are an overseas coach with a recognised cricket coaching qualification but no Safeguarding and Protecting Children certificate you must attend a face-to-face SCUK Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course.

Click here to register for an SYC login. Click here to find a face-to-face SPC course near to you.

Please note that coaches who qualified prior to 2014 would have attended a 3 hour Sports Coach UK workshop called Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC). Coaches can still opt to attend this course if preferred.

First Aid

All coaches must hold a valid First Aid certificate before they can recieve their certificate. The minimum requirement is an Emergency First Aid Course (3 hours) that is recognised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). We offer a number of First Aid courses throughout the year, click here to view our current courses. There are a number of providers throughout Kent who offer First Aid courses, if you complete a course with another provider please send a copy of your certificate to Helen Fagg so that we can update your records.

Useful Links

Kent Sport run a series of workshops through their 'Connect:ed' programme, including both Child Protection and First Aid.

Current guidance on Concussions: You must be aware of best practice regarding anyone who sustains concussion.  First Aid Advice for Sports Coaches - how to recognise and deal with concussion is here and links to the ECB Concussion Guidance for Coaches and Umpires, Players and Parents, is here:  https://www.ecb.co.uk/concussion-in-cricket

Overseas Applicants

An overseas applicant who will be working with children will need to complete the ECB Vetting procedure and if from outside the EU, will also need to comply with UK Border Force requirements too.  See the DBS tab on our Safeguarding pages for more information


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