All Cricket Organisations in Devon should have a qualified Welfare Officer as an essential part of their safeguarding structure.

The welfare of young people involved in cricket in the county is of paramount importance and we are committed to ensuring that cricket provides a safe, friendly and enjoyable experience for all children.

If your Organisation does not have an appointed Club Welfare Officer it should appoint one as soon as possible.

Training for Club Welfare Officers

Club Welfare Officers are required to hold the following two certifications:

1) Safe Hands qualification (ECB course run in partnership with the NSPCC).

The ECB Safe Hands Workshop provides advice on the CWO role, along with the requirements and responsibilities of child safeguarding.

2) An ECB DBS Vetting Check.

ECB DBS is now completed online, this is a far quicker process than the old paper system. To create an online ECB DBS form the following information is required:

  1. Full Name (including Title)
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Preferred Email Address
  4. Club associated with
  5. Role which requires a DBS e.g. All Stars Activator, Junior Manager, Umpire 

..and should be emailed to

Every three years, requirements 1 and 2 must be updated.


FOR QUALIFIED COACHES ONLY - Safeguarding Young Cricketers (SYC) E-Learning Module 

Existing coaches can renew their safeguarding training FREE OF CHARGE via their ECB e-learning account. For those coaches who do not have an ECB account, please register using the cvent sign up on the right. Once registered, you will be sent a username and password from the ECB to access and complete the e-module and assessment (please be aware this can take up to 48 hours).