Minimum Standards

It is every Club’s legal and moral responsibility to provide a duty of care to children within their structure.  The Cricket Wales Welfare Structure is designed to provide every Club with help and support and to signpost you to all the information you need to make your Club safe and welcoming to children within our game.

"it is a mandatory condition that all Clubs affiliated to Cricket Wales follow the requirements detailed in the ECB Safe hands"

 The following minimum requirements exist for specific roles within cricket…

 Child Welfare Officer: 

Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course (SPC) – classroom or online (see below)
Safe Hands Course

DBS registered with ECB


Coaching Qualification
Safeguarding and Protecting Children Course (SPC) – classroom or online (see below)

First Aid Certificate

DBS registered with ECB

 Additional roles Requiring an ECB registered DBS check…

Volunteer Co-ordinator, Umpire, Scorer, Colts/Junior Manager, Age Group Managers, Club Captains, Junior Supervisors, First Aiders and anyone who performs a role which falls within ‘Regulated Activity’ described in the ECB Safe Hands link at the bottom of this page (if in doubt contact your League Welfare Officer).

 REMEMBER – Safe Hands, SPC, DBS and First Aid MUST be renewed every 3 years.

First Aid Certificate – These courses can be arranged through your Cricket Development Officer (CDO), see the Cricket Wales Website (click the “ABOUT” tab at the top of the screen). Your Club can also arrange First Aid courses themselves, as long as it is with a registered body, eg. Red Cross, etc, or some local authorities also run First Aid courses

Please Note: The SPC & First Aid certificates will be accepted via vocational or other sports, but the Safe Hands is Cricket specific.



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