Child Welfare is a Cricket Wales Priority


Each League, Association and Club is expected to appoint a Child Welfare Officer (CWO) to oversee Child Welfare policies insofar as they affect their club.  The CWOs should be DBS checked (within the last three years), have attended a Safeguarding Children course and should have attended the bespoke course for cricket, Safe Hands. Current CWOs will need to repeat these courses every three years.

Ieuan and his team have arranged a large number of Safe Hands courses as follows:

The courses are just £20, the cost of which can be covered as it is understood through an advance application through Community Chest.     

  • 27th January – 6-9pm, Croesyceiliog Cricket Club, Contact Derek Picken, [email protected]  
  • 3rd February – Ynystawe Cricket Club, NOTE – this course is now full, for future courses in this area contact…[email protected]  
  • 9th February - 6-9pm, Croesyceiliog Cricket Club, Contact Angharad Spooner, [email protected]  
  • 1st March – 2-5pm Aberystwyth Cricket Club, Contact Robin VARLEY, [email protected] 

Please see the below circulation from the NSPCC about a new initiative they have launched. 

Ieuan watkins commented, "I have to say I think this is fantastic and I would encourage you to circulate this throughout your leagues and throughout the Cricket World."  

The NSPCC is launching a public education campaign, called Share Aware, to help parents keep their children safe online.  The campaign is aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8-12 – the age at which they start doing more online, become more independent and use a greater range of devices.  The campaign aims to encourage parents and carers to understand online safety and to have conversations with their children about keeping safe.    Full details and a quite brilliant video can be found at this link…


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