Leicestershire County Cricket Club is committed to ensuring that all young people and vulnerable adults involved with cricket in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have a safe, welcoming and positive experience. We comply with England and Wales Cricket (ECB) Safe Hands Policy which promotes good practice, help raise awareness and ensure people know what to do if they have any concerns about children or the behaviour of adults in cricket.
Since 2003, when ECB policy on Safeguarding (Safe Hands) was issued, a network of Club Welfare Officers has become established supported by our County Welfare Officer.
County Welfare Officer (CWO)
We have appointed a County Welfare Officer who can offer support and guidance for anyone who has concerns about safeguarding.
Kerry Somerset is our County Welfare Officer, her contact details are listed below.
Additional Contacts detailed
ECB Safeguarding Manager- Richard Desjardins 01509 22863
ECB Safeguarding Advisor- Lance Spring 0207 432 1207
NSPCC– 24 hour helpline if you are worried about a child 0808 800 5000
Childline UK– private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19- 0800 1111
Child Protection in Sport Unit– Information and support to help children safe in sport
ECB Announcement on safety measures for Helmets
The ECB has recently announced new helmet safety measures, which are being introduced with a view to reducing the risk of head and facial injuries within the game. The purpose of the brief note below is to assist Leagues and Clubs at the recreational level to understand the key elements of these changes and what they mean.
In this section of the website you will find all the details you need regarding safeguarding including;
To find more details about who requires a DBS and how to get an application form please click here
Any club with a junior section should have a club welfare officer appointed. Welfare officers need to attend a Safe Hands course and details of those being offered locally can be found here
Please click here to view details of our safeguarding policy
Coaches working with young cricketers will need to attend a Safeguarding and Protecting children course in order to be certificated. These are normally organised as part of the course but for those who have qualified and need to renew (expires every three years) you will need to complete a Safeguarding Young Cricketers E-learning module. For details please click here