Safeguarding at Wolvercote Cricket Club

Wolvercote Cricket Club is committed to ensuring that all members, and particularly youth members, can enjoy cricket in a positive and safe environment. All members of the club are responsible for this. If you have any questions or concerns about policies or procedures, a child’s welfare, or an adult’s behaviour, please speak to one of our welfare officers:

  • Nicolas Pinhol ()
  • Brian George ()
  • Sam Payne ()

If your concern is about one of our welfare officers then you may contact a County Welfare Officer or the ECB safeguarding team (up to date contact details are available on the Oxfordshire Cricket website).

ECB Safe Hands

Wolvercote Cricket Club has fully adopted the ECB’s Safe Hands policy for safeguarding children. Full details of the policy are available at https://www.ecb.co.uk/safeguarding/policy-and-procedures.

Changing Rooms and Showering Facilities

Best practice principles to be adopted by Wolvercote Cricket Club, wherever possible, are as follows:

  • Adults must not change, or shower, at the same time using the same facility as children
  • Adults should try to change at separate times to children during matches, for example when children are padding up
  • If adults and children need to share a changing facility, the club must have consent from parents that their child(ren) can share a changing room with adults in the club
  • If children play for Open Age teams, they, and their parents, must be informed of the club’s policy on changing arrangements
  • Mixed gender teams must have access to separate male and female changing rooms
  • Mobile phones must not be used in changing rooms

If children are uncomfortable changing or showering at the club, no pressure should be placed on them to do so. Suggest instead that they may change and shower at home.

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