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Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children

ECB Safeguarding Policies and Procedures


ECB Safeguarding Strategy

In November 2022, the ECB Board approved an ambitious safeguarding strategy that encompasses the whole game. The strategy has been developed in consultation with key internal and external stakeholders, including young people, who told us what we could do across the game to help them feel safe and be safe. The strategy is intended to inform and guide players, parents, volunteers, and stakeholders of all the steps we are taking to embed a culture of safeguarding across the game.
Download the ECB Safeguarding Strategy 2022-2024


ECB Safe Hands Policy

The ECB is very clear that cricket should be a game for everyone. Children are the future of our sport – so it’s vital that they experience cricket in a safe, friendly, secure and enjoyable environment. It is ECB’s vision that every individual and club should have the appropriate tools and confidence to create a supportive and safe environment in which children and young people can flourish. 
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ECB Safeguarding Adults Policy

Safeguarding adults means protecting an adults right to live safely, free from abuse and neglect. The ECB is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and positive environment and accepts our responsibility to safeguard Adults at Risk involved in all levels of cricket in England & Wales in accordance with the Care Act 2014 (England) and the Social Services and Wellbeing Act 2014 (Wales). The ECB Safeguarding Adults Policy applies to all individuals involved in cricket. 
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ECB Safeguarding Procedure

The ECB Board has ultimate responsibility for ensuring that safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in place for cricket that comes under the auspices of the ECB. This includes having in place a system and procedure for receiving concerns or complaints, investigating such concerns or complaints, and making decisions regarding these. This procedure is intended to provide a comprehensive, fair and equitable process for the purpose of any enquiry into concerns or complaints regarding the safety or protection of a Child or Adult at Risk. 
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Safe Hands Safeguarding Guidance

The ECB has recently worked with its stakeholders and partner organisations to update Safeguarding Guidance for the game. The updated guidance and templates can be found on the Kit Bag section of our website.