Isle of Wight Cricket Board Safeguarding Statement
The Isle of Wight Cricket Board is fully committed to ensuring that all the children and their families who participate in any of our activities have a positive learning experience in a safe environment, regardless of their ability. All appointed posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that our adult members are fully qualified to the necessary level and have up-to-date Safeguarding and Child Protection training and that they promote a safer working practice across our services.
Isle of Wight Cricket Board intends:
- To protect all children under the age of 18, who participate in any of our activities, from harm.
- To protect from harm all our children, young adults and their families, staff, coaches, team managers and organisers, volunteers, Board members, umpires, and any other adult involved with the delivery of our products.
Everyone we employ has the responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young adults, to keep them safe and to practice in a way that protects them. We will give equal priority to all children and young people irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
We will do this by:
- Listening to the children participating in our activities, valuing their comments and respecting them.
- Appointing a County Welfare Officer who will take responsibility for safeguarding at the highest level of our organisation.
- Providing regular, appropriate training for all Club Welfare Officers who are appointed by the Isle of Wight registered cricket clubs
- Provide effective management to all our adult members through support and training to ensure they know about and follow our policies and procedures.
- Recruiting and selecting staff and volunteers by ensuring all appropriate checks are carried out.
- Recording, storing and using information professionally and securely, in line with data protection legislation and guidance [We are certificated by the Information Commissioner’s Office: ico.org.uk/for-organisations].
- Sharing information with children and their families about good practice by publishing our safeguarding and child protection policies so that all children and their families are aware of our intentions and know who to contact or talk to if they have concerns.
- Using our safeguarding and child protection procedures to share concerns and relevant information with agencies, who need to know, and involving children, young people, parents, families and careers appropriately.
- Creating and maintaining an anti-bullying environment and ensuring that we have a policy and procedure to help us deal effectively with any bullying that does arise.
- Building a safeguarding culture where all our adult members, the children, young adults and their families know how they are expected to behave and feel comfortable about sharing concerns.
- Ensuring that we provide a safe physical environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers, by applying health and safety measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance.
- Publishing our complaints procedure and whistleblowing policy so that everyone knows how to approach us with any of these issues.
- Reviewing our policies and procedures annually.
If anyone has any concerns and wants to talk to someone, please, in the first instance, use the Isle of Wight Cricket Board website to find the appropriate contact information:
Isle of Wight County Welfare Officer (CWO): firstname.lastname@example.org
ECB Safeguarding team: email email@example.com Tel: 020 7432 1200
IW Local Area Designated Officer (LADO) firstname.lastname@example.org
NSPCC Helpline: 0808 800 5000 or email email@example.com
Whistleblowing Advice Line: 0800 028 0285 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Childline: 0800 1111
This policy came in to force on 09 Sept 2020
Isle of Wight Cricket Boards Coaches Code of Conduct
Guidance for Juniors playing in open age cricket
Fast Bowling Directives
ECB Guidance on the Wearing of Cricket Helmets Head protectors by Young Players 2018
ECB Referral Reporting Form