This website contains all the Essex Cricket Safeguarding policies, which work in conjunction with the ECB Safe Hands documentation.


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If you have any Safeguarding or Child Abuse issues or concerns, please contact: Phil Knappett – County Safeguarding Officer for Essex Cricket.

Phil Knappett
07717 728725
[email protected]


Owing to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, all courses have been postponed indefinitely.   Please contact Graham Smith via e-mail on [email protected] should you have any queries or concerns.


Start Date Time Description Location More Info/Book
Wednesday 06 October 6pm-9pm Safeguarding Chelmsford Book Now
Wednesday 20 October 6pm-9pm Safe Hands (CSO) Chelmsford Book Now
Wednesday 03 November 6pm-9pm Safeguarding Chelmsford Book Now
Wednesday 17 November 6pm-9pm Safe Hands (CSO) Chelmsford Book Now
Wednesday 24 November 6pm-9pm Safeguarding Chelmsford Book Now
Wednesday 01 December 6pm-9pm Safe Hands (CSO) Chelmsford Book Now



Safeguarding News last updated 14/04/2021

Latest Update

I hope you are well and looking forward to the start of the season. A few notes below to update you all. This has been bcc’d to all lead CSO’s for Essex clubs . Please forward to your deputy(s) and other officials in your club as necessary.

Firstly, your job title has changed to Club Safeguarding Officer (CSO), reflecting current thinking across all sport on terminology and the importance of the job. If you have a chance to read the Sheldon report looking into the abuse of young people by various football clubs, it will ensure understanding of the importance of your role. Footballs Darkest Secret is still available on BBC iPlayer and emphasises the need to have strong safeguarding policies and, particularly, the need to listen to children.

To ensure we comply with the highest safeguarding standards, and taking Sheldon into account, my role as County Safeguarding Officer has been extended to 0.5 of a working week. In addition we have considered the importance of establishing the very highest Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and procedures throughout the club. We have a reporting structure which extends throughout all Essex Cricket activities.

We have had confirmed by the ECB Safeguarding Team that the online initiation and verification of DBS reverts to Club SO’s as from Monday 12th April as in the ECB Road Map. Your log on details have not changed; however, if you find you get an expired notice or you have forgotten your details, please contact us at [email protected] and copy in [email protected]. For technical queries in using the DBS system, please contact Atlantic Data on 03333 207 310

Safe Hands
Safe Hands will continue until June as an online ECB run session. Following updates, this will revert to face to face at Chelmsford.

The ECB Safe Hands course may be accessed through this online course and lasts for two years.

To sign up for the ECB online Safe Hands training, please use the hyperlink below;

UKCoaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children

The UKCoaching Safeguarding and Protecting Children course will be available on the date and times below as an online course. You will get your certificate a few days after completing the course. This lasts for three years.
To book a course, please click the direct booking link next to the date you wish to attend
The standard fee for this course £30 will be taken when you complete the form from the web site.

April 28th – 18:00–21:00

May 5th – 18:00–21:00

May 19th – 18:00–21:00

Photography and Video Consent Form

Many of you will be aware that live streaming has developed, and yesterdays, Play-Cricket circulated information and partnership with Frogbox to enable such streaming. Modified Consent forms have not yet been issued by Safe Hands. I have the approval to use the attached copy, which will mean that captains under their Duty of Care should ensure that the parents of any under 18 playing in open age (adult) cricket need to complete the form. They should hand out to or ideally email parents and ask them to complete and then return and copy you in. I’ve attached a word copy of the consent form for you to add your details as necessary.

Web site:

The web site is being updated and will be the go-to place for information together with ECB Safe Hands.