Guidelines on Changing Rooms & Showering Facilities
Dear Players, Parents & Carers
The aim of this letter is to provide welfare information that may be helpful to you regarding the correct procedures put in place whilst under 18s male or female players are present. Please do ask either Nick Pinhol, Neil Sadler or Brian George (Welfare Officers) if you have other questions not answered in this letter.
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.
If you have any concerns about your child or another child, or about the behaviour of any adult at the club, please speak to either of the Club Welfare officers (If your concern is about one of our welfare officers then you may contact the County Welfare Officer Michael Brown by email at ). List of club welfare officers are as follows:
Wolvercote Cricket Club follows ‘Safe hands’, ECB’s Policy for safeguarding Children in cricket, and is available to view online at www.ecb/safehands.