Chingford Cricket Club - Club Safeguarding Offocer


To lead the club’s good practice in safeguarding and protecting children at the club



  • Experience of child safeguarding either at work or in other volunteering, for example as a teacher, social worker, police officer, charity organiser.
  • Empathy with children and the ability to communicate with children and parents.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to advocate the benefits of safeguarding.
  • Able to collate and administer paperwork and information received in a confidential and secure manner.
  • To be aware of the ECB process for reporting incidents to the County Safeguarding Officer, ECB and Statutory Agencies.
  • To have a basic knowledge of the different forms of abuse that can occur within, and outside of sport, which are harmful to children.
  • To have a basic understanding of the Statutory Agencies and their role in child safeguarding.
  • To be aware of ECB safeguarding policies and procedures as set out in “Safe Hands.”



  • Ensure club complies with ECB safe handsand club mark documents and policies and all required documentation is up to date.
  • Promote good practice in safeguarding and protecting children in their club, working with the coaching teams, club committee and club members to create a welcoming and child centred environment with a proactive safeguarding culture.
  • To encourage and promote an environment where children and parents’ views are actively sought and acted upon.
  • To help safeguard and protect children by assisting in the promotion and implementation of the Safeguarding Children Policy at the club.
  • To be the first point of contact for all club child safeguarding issues.
  • To act as a source of advice on current best practice and provide support to the Club Committee and the members of the club on safeguarding issues and procedures.
  • To attend Club Committee meetings as a member of that Committee.
  • To ensure safeguarding is a mandatory standing item on the committee agenda and that safeguarding is considered the primary driver in junior cricket decisions.
  • To advise the Committee on which roles within the club require the post holder to undertake the ECB vetting process and ensure such vetting applications are completed.
  • To work closely with the Volunteer Co-ordinator, where one is in place, ensuring vetting checks and training are completed as required.
  • To maintain accurate records and keep all documentation in a secure fashion.
  • To ensure matters of a possible child safeguarding nature are reported/referred appropriately to the County Safeguarding Officer, the ECB and/or Statutory Agencies in a timely fashion, and in accordance with ECB procedures.


The club Safeguarding Officer MUST attend the ECB Safe Hands workshop and refresh this training every 3 years.

The Club Safeguarding Officer MUST have, or obtain, a current valid ECB DBS check. The ECB DBS check must always be current i.e., every year or via the ECB's annual check of the DBS Online Update service.

The above list of tasks is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope the role.