Club Welfare Officers: An Important Update

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Club Welfare Officers play a vital role in keeping children and young people safe in our game.

To be compliant with safeguarding standards, Club Welfare Officers  (CWOs) require three things:

  • Safe Hands specialist training for CWO’s
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children (SPC) or Safeguarding Young Cricketers (SYC) generic safeguarding training
  • ECB registered DBS within the last 3 years

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, many of our face-to-face courses have understandably been cancelled.  We have worked with the ECB who are providing a temporary, online provision for Safe Hands Courses.  These new courses will be valid for 12 months, to see us through the pandemic.  To book a course please click the link below.

*NOTE – there is a very high demand for these courses across England and Wales, so each course fills very quickly.  If the link shows that the courses are full, check back later as further courses will be provided.

Book HERE .

Once you have booked, you should get a follow up email inviting you to complete an online SYC course.  Should you not receive an invite (or simply want to complete an SYC course), you can register for this HERE.

Both courses are provided completely free of charge.

Don’t forget that there is lots of help and information available for the Safeguarding Team, you can find their details HERE.

You can also get lots of information from the Cricket Wales Safeguarding FAQ’s HERE.

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