Shoreham Cricket Club is committed to ensuring that all children (under the age of 18), who play cricket at the Club, have a safe and positive experience.

We will do this by:

• Recognising that all Children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have a right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment.

• Ensuring that individuals working within the Club provide a safe, positive and fun cricketing experience for the children.

• Adopting the England Cricket Board ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’.

• Appointing a Club Welfare officer.

• Ensuring that all people who work at the Club understand that the Safe Hands Policy applies to them according to their level of contact with the children.

• Ensuring that reporting procedures exist for raising and managing safeguarding and child protection concerns.

• Providing everyone connected with the club (including parents, children and volunteers) with the opportunity to voice any concerns which they have (about possible suspected child abuse, and/or about poor practice) to the Club Welfare Officer.

• Ensuring that all suspicions, concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately.

• Ensuring that access to confidential information relating to child welfare matters is restricted to the Club Welfare Officer and the appropriate external authorities.

If you have any questions on the above policy or wish to raise any concern please contact:

Dea Haysler
Child Welfare Officer, Shoreham Cricket Club