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Safeguarding Training

The ECB are committed to ensuring that everyone involved in cricket has an appropriate level of safeguarding training.  Below is information on the current training offers available for anyone involved in cricket. 

Introduction to Safeguarding

This free course is available for everyone involved in cricket 

Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility, so whatever your role in cricket, everyone should understand the importance of keeping children, young people and adults safe. 
With this in mind, we invite you, and everybody at your club or organisation, to complete our online Introduction to Safeguarding. The training provides basic knowledge and advice in creating a safe cricket environment for everyone, recognising signs of abuse, what to do if you have any concerns or if you are approached by anyone with concerns that they may have. 

This training should take around 30 minutes to complete and is accessible on a laptop, tablet or mobile phone. You can access this training by clicking here.

If you have any issues accessing the course, please email

Please note those who have already undertaken safeguarding training in their roles such as Coaches and Safeguarding Officers are not required to complete this course, although individuals may do so if they wish. 

Cricket Coaches

Cricket Coaches

Safeguarding for Specialist Roles 

These courses are for all those who have a specialist role in cricket including Coaches, Activators, Officials, Committee Members, Captains and Club Safeguarding Officers 

If you perform a specialist role in cricket we ask you to complete the ‘Safeguarding for Specialist Roles’ first and then proceed to complete the appropriate bolt on module below: 

  • Safeguarding for Captains and Team Managers 
  • Safeguarding for Coaches and Activators 
  • Safeguarding for Officials (Umpires and Scorers) 
  • Safeguarding for Committee Members and Club Safeguarding Officers 

The Safeguarding for Specialist Roles training should take around 1 hour to complete and the top up modules around 20 minutes. The courses are valid for 3 years. 

To book any of these courses please contact your local County Cricket Board

If you perform more than one such role, we suggest you choose the element most aligned to your main role. Whilst there is only a need to complete one top-up module, you are welcome to complete as many as you wish. 

A cricket coach delivers a session to junior players

A cricket coach delivers a session to junior players

Training for Club Safeguarding Officers 

Club Safeguarding Officers are vital members of the club and key to making an environment safe, welcoming and friendly for everyone to enjoy the game of cricket. 

Club Safeguarding Officers need to complete three sets of training: 

  • Safeguarding for Specialist Roles (online)
  • Safeguarding for Committee Members and Club Safeguarding Officers (online bolt on module)
  • Safe Hands workshop (face to face and run by the local County Cricket Board)

These courses should be updated every 3 years. 

Club Safeguarding Officers must be over 18 years of age and hold a current ECB issued DBS Certificate.

To enquire about upcoming courses for Club Safeguarding Officers please contact your local County Cricket Board.