Bath Cricket Club is committed to ensuring all Children (i.e all persons under the age of 18 ) and vulnerable adults participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience.
We have a safeguarding policy statement, and a number of policies to support this. You can view them all here.
Bath Cricket Club have achieved the ECB 'Club Mark' status. Developed by ECB and Sport England it sets criteria clubs must work through to gain accreditation.
Successful clubs have shown a commitment to the welfare of its members and wishes to provide well organised,safe, effective and friendly club activities.
This accreditation has to be renewed every 3 years with annual check ups.
Documents and Policies
Safeguarding policy statement here
Anti-Bullying policy statement here
Useful Safeguarding contacts here
ECB Anti-Discrmination Code here
How to share a concern
If you have any concerns about a child or adult at risk or the behaviour of an adult towards either of these, you should share these immediately. It is natural to feel a little anxious about reporting a safeguarding concern, but remember, it is not your responsibility to decide if abuse or neglect has taken place, but you do have a duty of care to share any concerns you have.
There are a number of ways to report a concern:
To your Club Safeguarding Officer – please find out from your club who this person is.
To your County Safeguarding Officer – details can be found from your local County Cricket Board.
To the ECB Directly – you can do this by calling 020 7432 1200 and asking for a member of the Safeguarding Team or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If urgent and you cannot contact your club, or County Safeguarding Officer, you should call the NSPCC 24-hour helpline on 0808 800 5000.
If it is an emergency and someone is at immediate risk, then call the Police or Children’s Social Care in your area.
The ECB Safeguarding Referral Form is very useful in creating a referral as it has several questions and tips to ensure you provide all the relevant information.
ECB Safeguarding Referral Form Template Download
Responding to, recording and reporting concerns Download
Recording of information by Club and County Safeguarding Officers Download
Whistleblowing in a safeguarding context means revealing and raising concerns over misconduct or malpractice within an organisation, or within an independent structure associated with it.
It can be used as an early warning system or when it’s recognised that appropriate actions have not been taken.
This approach or policy is adopted in many different walks of life.
Any adult or young person with concerns about a colleague’s conduct towards a child, young person or adult at risk, can report this to the Safeguarding Team by emailing email@example.com
For any other whistleblowing concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Club Safeguarding Officer is:
Jonathan Green mobile 07852706254 or email@example.com
Our County Safeguarding Officers is:
Brian Hoyle , Somerset Cricket Foundation, Safeguarding Officer 01823 352266 or Brian.Hoyle@Somersetcricketfoundation.org
ECB Welfare Office 0207 432 1222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, concerns can be reported:
Directly to the local Police or Children’s Social Care services; or
The Child Protection in Sport Unit at email@example.com; or
The NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org