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Safe Hands for CWO workshops (replacing the TTL) Dates to be announced shortly
Please note that SPC and first aid courses are now being arranged by Graham Smith; 01245 254005, email@example.com
• This workshop was written by the ECB in conjunction with the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit and is
compulsory for all CWOs.
• The CWO workshop replaces the TTL workshop, which is still valid for three years from the date of attendance.
• The CWO workshop is cricket specific and outlines the roles and responsibilities of Welfare Officers at National,
County and Club level, and covers legislation and Government guidance, the procedure for reporting incidents /
allegations and examples of situations a CWO may be asked to deal with.
• At the CWO workshop candidates will be given a copy of the ECB Safe Hands document which includes a
glossary of terms, definitions of abuse, reporting procedures, guidelines and advice for club policies, and rules
and regulations of play.
The cost per candidate is £25 which covers the tutor and resources.
If you are the nominated Welfare Officer for your club and need to train/refresh please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CWO workshop needs to be refreshed after three years.
Club Welfare Officers
What is the Role of a Club Welfare Officer?
The Club Welfare Officer will acquire, through training a basic knowledge of core legislation, government guidance and national framework for child protection. The aim is purely to understand where sporting organisations fit within this framework.
• They will have a basic knowledge of roles and responsibilities of the statutory agencies (Police, Social Services
and NSPCC) and Area Child Protection Committees. An understanding what Police and Social Services will do if
the Club Welfare Officer has to refer a situation of suspected child abuse to them. Be clear about ECB reporting
• Have a basic knowledge of behaviour that is harmful to children and young people – from bullying to poor
practice and abuse.
• Know how abusers “target” and “groom” organisations in order to abuse children and best practice in
• Implement ECB policy and procedures related to safeguarding children and young people.
All Club Welfare Officers must complete a “Safeguarding and Protecting Children” workshop, and have a Criminal Records Bureau check before they are eligible to attend the NSPCC “Time to Listen” or “Safe Hands for CWO workshop” Club Welfare Officer training. On completion of the training they will receive a copy of the “Safe Hands, Welfare of young people in cricket” policy.
The CWO needs to ensure that registration records are kept for all junior club members and report forms are completed for any accident, incident or allegation made.
The CWO is not an investigative role. If you are unsure of how to follow up an incident, complaint or allegation speak to your County Welfare Officer – do not take details of incidents / reports to your Club Committee.
If your club does not have a Club Welfare Officer the responsibility lies with the club Chairman.
The Club Welfare Officer should have a place on the Club Committee. It is advisable for clubs to have at least two trained Club Welfare Officers.
Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshop (SPC)
• To identify coaching practice and sports situations that may constitute poor practice and/or abuse
• To recognise key principles of code of conduct and their application to good coaching practise
• To recognise truths and myths surrounding child abuse
• To identify ways of dealing with their own feelings of child abuse
• To describe what constitutes abuse and identify the indicators
• To recognise signs and symptoms
• To identify appropriate action if a child discloses he/she has been abused
• To identify appropriate action if concerned about the behaviour of another coach or colleague
• For refresher candidates only
• Developed in partnership with the NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit, this workshop is the long-awaited
follow-up to ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’ that qualified coaches are recommended to attend every
three years. Instead of attending the same workshop again, coaches can now reinforce and strengthen their
understanding of safeguarding without repeating the first workshop.
• ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children 2’ differs from its predecessor in that it deliberately builds upon the
practical experience you have already gained in your day-to-day role as a coach; giving you the chance to
reflect upon as well as learn from other coaches’ experiences.
• Refresher candidates may attend the ‘normal’ SPC to refresh their training if they wish.
The cost is £25 per candidate, cheques payable to ECCB, please.
If you would like a workshop run specifically for your club (which works out cheaper if you have 12 candidates or more) please contact Graham Smith and he can arrange this for you email@example.com
The SPC course needs to be refreshed after three years.
Please contact Graham Smith; 01245 254005, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.