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DBS, Child Protection & First Aid

Disclosure and Barring Service

Holding a valid DBS Disclosure is compulsory for qualified coaches. Without a valid DBS disclosure you cannot be a member of the ECB Coaches Association. 

For full details on the DBS procedure please view the information on our Safeguarding Pages. Or to order a new form for your first or to renew a DBS, click here.

Safeguarding Young Cricketers

This is the official ECB Child Protection course for Cricket Coaches. All coaches 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: First Aid Advice for Sports Coaches – How to recognise and deal with concussion

Overseas Applicants

An overseas applicant who will be working with children will need to complete the ECB Vetting procedure.  In order to do this they must complete a Non-UK Resident Vetting form.  This can be downloaded from the ECB website.


With the ECB Non-UK vetting form the applicant will need to supply (1) a Police check / Certificate of good conduct from the Overseas Country and (2) a copy of the photo page of their passport. For information on how to obtain a Police check / Certificate of good conduct from the Overseas County please see the link below.


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