Club Welfare & Safeguarding Policy
We are a community recreational cricket and football club with an ethos of care and support to our members. Membership is conditional on the acceptance of two charters - one for Members and the other for their Family - which require compliance with several important obligations. Under the direction of an experienced Welfare Officer, the Welfare Team provides the eyes and ears of the welfare process. Police checks and other references are required for most volunteer roles and the club reserves the right to seek these for any member. Zero tolerance is practised in relation to breaches in some obligations, particularly in relation to the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.
A high level of awareness of the Club Welfare & Safeguarding Policy and role of The Safeguarding Team is required.
Club members and their families are invited to comment on this Club Policy which will be regularly updated to reflect latest welfare practice including the procedures required to implement policy and evidence of compliance. This Club Policy is reviewed by the Management Committee at its regular meetings.
Welfare & Safeguarding enquiries- contact Trevor Hebden, Safeguarding Officer (07957 620075) or other members of the Safeguarding Team (contacts on notice boards)
Emergency (immediate risk)- contact Trevor Hebden (07957 620075) or the Police (999)
Message from Chairman
Section 1: Club Policy
Section 2: Management of Club Policy
Section 3: Evidence, Reporting and Social Media Audit
ECB: Introduction to Safe Hands (PDF)
ECB: Safe Hands Safeguarding Kit Bag
ECB: Safeguarding and a club's duty of care (PDF)
Download Policy in full