Ruislip Cricket Club - Safeguarding Contacts

Ruislip Cricket Club – Safeguarding Policy Statement

Ruislip Cricket Club is committed to ensuring all Children (i.e all persons under the age of 18) participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience.

This policy covers the following:
1) Putting things in place
2) Having the Right People in Place
3) What do you do if you have a concern?
4) Cricket Specific Guidance

1) Putting things in place
We recognise that all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment

We ensure individuals working within cricket at, or for, our club provide a welcoming, safe, and fun experience for children We provide an environment where the views of children, parents and volunteers are sought and welcomed on a range of issues. This will help us create an environment where people have the opportunity to voice any concerns (about possible suspected child abuse/neglect, and/or about poor practice) to the Club Welfare Officer We Adopt and implement the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” We ensure all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are recruited and appointed in accordance with ECB guidelines and relevant legislation

2) Having the Right People in Place
Appointing a Club Welfare Officer and ensuring they attend training modules required by the ECB, Our Club Welfare Officer’s details are below:

Name – John Hooley
Email address -
Phone Number – 07949 744212

- As the first point of contact for parents, children and volunteers/staff within the club
- As a local source of procedural advice for the club, its committee and members.
- As the main point of contact within the club for the ECB County Welfare Officer and the ECB Safeguarding
- As the main point of contact within the club for relevant external agencies in connection with child safeguarding. Ensuring correct and comprehensive reporting procedures exist for raising and managing child safeguarding concerns.

3) What do you do if you have a concern?
We ensure all suspicions, concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately. We ensure access to confidential information relating to child safeguarding matters, is restricted to those who need to know, in order to safeguard children – including the Club Welfare Officer and the appropriate external authorities, such as the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO), as specified within ECB child safeguarding procedures.

4) Cricket Specific Guidance
We ensure all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are provided with support, through education and training, so they are aware of, and can adhere to, good practice and Code of Conduct guidelines defined by the ECB, and the club. We ensure all people who work in cricket at, or for, our club (such as staff, officials, volunteers, team managers, coaches and so on) understand how the “Safe Hands Policy” applies to them.

Date Completed - 22/7/20
Completed By - John Hooley

Appendix: Useful Safeguarding Contacts

County Welfare Officer: -

Paul Thomas                                                           T 07801 816892


ECB Safeguarding Team ECB -

Lord’s Cricket Ground London NW8 8QZ               T 020 7432 1200 E

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

 Andrea Nixon                                                                      

Paul Hewitt -

Local Children’s Social Care
-                              T 01895 556644

(including out of office hours contact)

The Samaritans                                                   T 08457 909090


Local Police Child Protection -

North West Child Abuse Investigation Team             T 101

In an emergency contact via 999.


National Contacts for Safeguarding

NSPCC Freephone24 hour Helpline                                            T 0808 800 5000


NSPCC Asian Child Protection

T 0800 096 7719


Child Protection in Sport Unit(CPSU)                                      T 0116 2347278



Childline UK                                                  T 0800 1111    


Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)       T 0870 000 3344