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We take the safeguarding of our young people, players, volunteers and coaches extremely seriously.

The county has an appointed safeguarding officer – Ellen Mutch – whose job is to liaise with the GCB on all safeguarding issues and to offer advice to anyone within cricket who needs it. Should you have an issue that you would like advice on please contact Ellen using the details below.

Ellen Mutch

County Safeguarding Officer

Phone – 07852 815430

Jim Donaldson

Deputy County Welfare Officer

Phone – 01179 600213 or 07771 502 274


To support Ellen with her work each club across the county should have its own Club Safeguarding Officer who is nominated by the club and has attended the necessary courses provided by the GCB eg Safeguarding and Protecting Children (SPC) and ECB Club Safeguarding Officer. Best practice highlights how each club should also have a deputy to take the place of the Safeguarding Officer should they be a way. These officers’ details should be provided to the league in which the club plays and also the GCB.


Qualifications: Safe Hands, Safeguarding & Protecting Children Courses and ECB DBS

Club Safeguarding Officers, must have the Safe Hands and Safeguarding & Protecting Children Qualification and have a valid ECB DBS to be safeguarding compliant.  All qualifications must be renewed every three years.

If you have any questions or are having problems with booking on Safeguarding Courses, please email Theresa Ellison.  In addition, to initiate DBS Checks, volunteers should contact John Peplow (Bristol & South Glos Clubs) or Eric Woodmason (Gloucestershire Clubs).


Documents to Support your Club

Click the button to download the ECB’s Safe Hands Safeguarding Policy and other guidance documents.


Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Theresa Ellison


Phone – (0117) 910 8009

Eric Woodmason

Clubs & Programmes (North)

Mobile – 07554 452227

John Peplow

Clubs & Programmes (South)

Mobile – 07515 489337

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