Safeguarding is defined as “protecting children from maltreatment, preventing impairment of children’s health and development, ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care, and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”
Sussex Cricket is committed to ensuring that safeguarding is embedded as a fundamental principal of all cricketing activity that takes place in Sussex. Whether involved at affiliated clubs, through involvement with the Sussex Pathway, or within the Academy, we will seek to ensure that a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment exists where children can enjoy their cricket, develop their skills and abilities and are listened to.
Everybody involved in cricket at all levels within Sussex has a responsibility to consider safeguarding in their contact with children, and ensure action is taken whenever there is a concern for a child. Sussex Cricket has adopted ‘Safe Hands’, the ECB’s national policy for safeguarding children which can be found below.
All clubs affiliated to the ECB through Sussex Cricket must appoint a Club Welfare Officer who has been trained, and also vetted through the ECB vetting process.
Sussex Cricket have appointed a Safeguarding Officer, Eddie Hick, to provide support to club welfare officers and oversee safeguarding within Sussex Cricket. Eddie can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07463225701.