Guernsey Cricket Board


GCB Safeguarding Policies


Safeguarding Policy Statement  

The Guernsey Cricket Board is committed to ensuring all children (all persons under the age of 18) participating in cricket have a safe and positive experience in cricket.

We will do this by: 
Recognising all children participating in cricket (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have the right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment 

Ensuring individuals working within cricket at, or for, our clubs provide a welcoming, safe, and fun experience for children 

Adopting and implementing the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any future versions of this to include the GCB version of the Safe Hands policy

Appointing two Club Welfare Officers at each of our junior pathway clubs and ensuring they attend all current and future training modules required by the GCB, 

Ensuring all people who work in cricket at, or for, our clubs (such as staff, officials, volunteers, team managers, coaches and so on) have a responsibility for safeguarding children, and understand how the “Safe Hands Policy” applies to them 

Ensuring all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are recruited and appointed in accordance with GCB guidelines and relevant legislation 

Ensuring all individuals working within cricket at, or for, the club are provided with support, through education and training, so they are aware of, and can adhere to, good practice and Code of Conduct guidelines defined by the ECB, and the club 

Ensuring the name and contact details of the Club Welfare Officer is available: 
As the first point of contact for parents, children and volunteers/staff within the club 
As a local source of procedural advice for the club, its committee and members 
As the main point of contact within the Island for the GCB Club Welfare Officers and the Guernsey Sports Commission  
As the main point of contact within Guernsey for relevant external agencies in connection with child safeguarding  
Ensuring correct and comprehensive reporting procedures exist for raising and managing child safeguarding concerns.  

Providing an environment where the views of children, parents and volunteers are sought and welcomed on a range of issues. This will help us create an environment where people have the opportunity to voice any concerns (about possible suspected child abuse/neglect, and/or about poor practice) to the GCB Lead Welfare Officer

Ensuring all suspicions concerns and allegations are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately 

Ensuring access to confidential information relating to child safeguarding matters is restricted to those who need to know in order to safeguard children – including the Club Welfare Officers and the appropriate GCB appointed Head Child Welfare Officers 

Child Welfare Officers & GYDC Contacts

GCB Safe Hands Booklet Staff and Volunteers

GCB Anti Bullying Leaflet

ECB Helmet Poster

GCB Guidance of Roles in Cricket that Require a Vetting Check
GCB Guidelines for Junior Players in Open Age Group Cricket
GCB Guidelines on Supervising Children at Cricket Sessions

GCB Guidelines on Transport to and from Matches and Training
GCB Guidelines on Changing Rooms and Showering Facilities
GCB Photography and Video Camera Guidelines

Code of Conduct Officials and Volunteers

Code of Conduct Players

Code of Conduct Parents and Carers