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Safeguarding Policy Statement

Sussex Cricket is committed to ensuring that all children, young people and adults who take part in cricket have a safe, positive and fun experience whatever their level of involvement.

Everyone who is involved in cricket has a shared responsibility to support this by promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults and individually and collectively, we are signed up to the ECB Safe Hands Policy and are committed to delivering the ECB Safeguarding Standards as set out in the ECB's County Partnership Agreement with Sussex Cricket.

We recognise our collective and individual safeguarding responsibilities and accountabilities. We commit to:

  • Implementing preventative safeguarding measures and creating safe, enjoyable and inclusive cricket settings.
  • Having clear, simple process in place for reporting concerns.
  • Ensuring safeguarding concerns regarding children and adults are managed appropriately and thoroughly in conjunction with the ECB, Statutory agencies and other organisations as appropriate.

This commitment is made by all at Sussex Cricket Limited to show our commitment to delivering the Safeguarding Standards for Cricket, set out by the ECB through the Safe Hands Policy.

Our Safeguarding Lead is Nick May who can be contacted on 07463 225701 email or

Reporting a safeguarding concern

If you or someone else has a safeguarding concern, please share it (anonymously if you wish). If someone is at imminent or immediate risk, you must phone Police or Local Social Services immediately – following which please contact our Designated Safeguarding Lead (details above) for local advice and support.

ECB Safeguarding Team 020 7432 1200 or

NSPCC on 0808 800 5000

Childline on 0800 11110 or by post Childline Post Freepost 1111 London N1 OBR

If someone is in immediate danger, call the police (999)

All clubs affiliated to the ECB through Sussex Cricket must appoint a Club Safeguarding Officer (CSO) who has been trained and also vetted through the ECB DBS vetting process. (Disclosure and Barring Service)

The Sussex Cricket Safeguarding Officer is Nick May, who provides support to Club Safeguarding Officers and oversees safeguarding within Sussex Cricket. Nick can be contacted at or  07463 225701. 

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