Please note the new County Welfare Office is Lorrie Austin (M: 07768 552423 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Safe Hands for CWO workshops (replacing the TTL) Dates to be announed shortly
Please note that SPC and first aid courses are now being arranged by Graham Smith; 01245 254005, email@example.com
ECCB Child Safeguarding
As child protection awareness increases and legislation regarding the employment (paid or voluntary) for people working with children or vulnerable adults becomes ever tighter, the matter of child welfare compliance will continue to become increasingly important.
This is, therefore, a necessary hoop to jump through and Essex Cricket is pleased to help all clubs to achieve full compliance and best practice. The ECB have a hard-working team dedicated to assisting counties to assist clubs with all matters of welfare and we at Essex Cricket support and advocate the ECB’s ‘Safehands’ policy.
The ECB County Statement and Policy can be downloaded from here:
Club Welfare Officers
As part of the ‘Safehands’ policy, each club should appoint and train a Club Welfare Officer; some leagues are now taking disciplinary action on those clubs who have not done so.
Club Welfare Officer training courses (SPC and Safehands for CWO) are being held throughout the off- season around the county. Please contact Essex Cricket’s County Welfare Officer Lorrie Austin on firstname.lastname@example.org to book places.
Training for Welfare officers
There are two training courses that club welfare officers need to attend every three years, the Safeguarding & Protecting Children workshop (which coaches also need to attend every three years) and the Safehands for CWO workshop (which replaces the old TTL workshop). See the courses page for details of courses currently booking
Reporting Procedure for Safeguarding issues
The ECB and NSPCC have set the following Reporting Procedure chart for incidents / allegations:
ECCB County Welfare Officer
The County Welfare Officer acts as a source of advice on child protection matters to clubs and maintains communication with the ECB.
County Welfare Officer
M: 07768 552423
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