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Nevil Road, Bristol, BS7 9EJ


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DBS, Safeguarding and First Aid


Coaches, Welfare Officers, Captains & Volunteers must have & renew safeguarding qualifications every 3 years.

Whether you are a qualified coach, soon to be a qualified coach, a Club Welfare Officer, Captain or Club Volunteer, there are a number of pre-requisites you must have in place in order for you to be compliant on safeguarding.

Coaches require an in date DBS, First Aid and Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate.  Club Welfare Officers require an in date DBS, Safe Hands certificate, Safeguarding & Protecting Children’s certificate. If this person is a qualified coach then a Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate will be sufficient.  Finally, all Captains (whether they have U18s playing in their teams or not) and Club Volunteers (who work with children), must have completed a valid and in date DBS check.


First Aid Courses 2021

First AidFrocester CCThurs 15th April18:30-22:00Book now
First AidHatherley & Reddings CCTues 20th April18:30-22:00Book now
First AidCirencester CCWed 21st April18:30-22:00Book now
First AidStroud CCTues 4th May18:30-22:00Book now
First AidHambrook CCThurs 6th May18:30-22:00Book now
First AidBristol County GroundMon 17th May18:30-22:00Book now
First AidBristol County GroundTues 18th May18:30-22:00Book now


Child Welfare Officer Update

Due to Covid, the method of completing courses for Club Welfare Officers has moved online . To confirm the requirements of a club CWO for a normal year:

  • ECB DBS. This has to be ECB and we cannot accept any other DBS
  • Safe Hands Workshop for Club Welfare Officers
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children’s Workshop

As we find ourselves in a unique situation, the ECB have altered the pre-requisites required of fulfilling the role of a club CWO. For 2020, CWO’s will need the below:

  • Online Safeguarding Young Cricketers certificate (SYC).
  • If you either haven’t attended or your Safe Hands certificate has lapsed you will have to view an ECB Safe Hands Webinar. Please see the links to sign up further down this page. Please note, obtaining this qualification through the online webinars will only be valid for 24 months.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks

Club CWO’s that are red or yellow will need to email . Chris will then trigger your DBS process, you need to send him your:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Preferred email address
  • Cricket Club name and your role at the club

You will then receive an email from the DBS system, asking you to complete an application form online. Once you have done this, you need to email Chris a copy of the 3 identification documents. Following this, you will need to agree a time with Chris to hold a ‘Microsoft Teams meeting’ where Chris will be able to verify your application. This is a new process the ECB have brought in during this isolation period.


Safeguarding Young Cricketers

You will need to complete the online Safeguarding Young Cricketers Certificate. To complete this course please click here to register yourself:-

Afterwards you will need to logon to in order to complete it, this isn’t usually instant. You may have to wait after registering before it appears in your e-Learning. If you haven’t got a password then click on forgotten password.

If you have done this course with another organisation and it is still in date, please email the certificate to Chris and we will mark you down as compliant.


Safe Hands

Club Welfare Officers play a vital role in keeping children and young people in cricket safe. To ensure that Club Welfare Officers have all the knowledge and skills needed to continue to perform the role effectively; we have created an online Safe Hands webinar in place of the face-to-face course.

There are two slightly different webinars available, one for new Club Welfare Officers and one refresher for Club Welfare Officers that have already attended a Safe Hands course in the past. Please select the webinar that is appropriate for you.

Once you have booked your place, you will also receive a link to the Safeguarding Young Cricketers course within 24 hours.

Safe Hands Webinar for all Club Welfare Officers

Book now


Contact Information

For more information, please contact:


Theresa Ellison


Phone – (0117) 910 8009

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