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Club Safeguarding Officers

Online Pre-Season briefing 2024

Are you ready for the 2024 season?  

Nick May, the County Safeguarding Officer, will be running an on-line pre-season briefing for Club Safeguarding Officers on Wednesday 17 April 2024 from 6.30 to 8pm.

Nick will run through his top tips for CSOs in preparing for a new season and there will be time for a Q&A session.

Please sign up for this on-line event here:

Top Tips for Club Safeguarding Officers

Top Tips for CSO's Page 1
Top Tips for CSO's - Page 2

Requirements for Club Safeguarding Officers in Recreational Cricket

The Club Safeguarding Officer (CSO) is a vital member each club and should always be a committee member. Whilst safeguarding is a responsibility of everyone at the club, the CSO is key to creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone to enjoy cricket.

Training for a Club Safeguarding Officer comprises of THREE elements:

  1. A valid ECB DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service). Note that this must be an ECB check and other DBS checks through your professional life or other voluntary roles are not sufficient. If you require further information, then contact
  2. Two ECB on-line courses:
  • Safeguarding for Specialist Roles
  • Safeguarding For Committee Members and CSO’s

To register for these courses, follow this link:

  1. An in-person “Safe Hands” course. These are delivered at cricket clubs around the county by Nick May, the County Safeguarding Officer, usually during the autumn and winter.

All THREE elements must all be in date at the same time for your club's CSO to be compliant.

All CSO's are also encouraged to monitor their clubs Safe Hands Management System. This will allow them to keep up to date with relevant personnel training and compliance status. 

The following link may be helpful, but please contact Nick with any questions:

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