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 Welfare 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.


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Safeguarding News last updated 22/01/2021

Safeguarding in National & Local COVID-19 Restrictions
The ECB Safe Hands policy have released the latest Safeguarding in National & Local COVID-19 Restrictions outlining further help and guidance during the pandemic.

View Here

Club Welfare Officers
Zoom Welfare Officers Support Meeting each Tuesday at 4pm to get further updates and ask any questions.

To join click on link below just before 4pm.

Topic: Essex Cricket CWO’s Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 850 192 8999
Password: 6ecwo4

Club Welfare Officers Training
The ECB Safeguarding Team will from next week start to send out invitations to online Safe Hands webinars to be run in place of face to face courses. Courses will use Zoom which works best through a desktop computer or a laptop, rather than a mobile phone.

There are two versions of the course.

For registered Club Welfare Officers whose qualification expires between March and August 2020 and have not attended a Safe Hands course for three years, the ECB Safeguarding Team will use their database to send out an invitation by email.

Existing Club Welfare Officers
Registered Club Welfare Officers will receive instructions via email from the ECB Safeguarding Team. Various dates and times will be released on a rolling basis. When you receive your invitation from the ECB, please forward your confirmation for our records.

New Club Welfare Officers
Clubs should email me the following details of newly appointed Club Welfare Officers who have never been booked onto a Safe Hands course.

Subject of email — Request for CWO Safe Hands training:
– Club Welfare Officer name
– Club Welfare Officer email address
– Club

I will forward to the ECB and this will generate an invitation to the online Safe Hands webinar.

Club Welfare Officers who have not completed a Safeguarding and Protecting Children course in the last three years should complete the online Safeguarding Young Cricketers course. The ECB will send out an access email to complete this course. If you have a UK Coaching Safeguarding and Protecting certificate or the ECB online course as part of a Coach Education course that will suffice.

The qualification will be valid for 12 months, as this is an interim measure while no face-to-face courses are able to run. After 12 months, Club Welfare Officers will need to attend a face-to-face Safe Hands course as they usually would.

When newly qualified CWO’s have completed the required courses, they should log on to at least one of the Essex Cricket Safeguarding weekly Zoom meetings.

Lapsed Certification
Clubs will not be subject to any penalties or excluded from any level of competition or participation if their CWO books onto the course mentioned above as soon as they become available. We will publish any future correspondence from the ECB giving details of courses via this weekly newsletter.

Safe Hands Documentation:
View the documentation here: